The Mustard Seed Receives Medal

  • The Mustard Seed’s CEO Stephen Wile (centre) with the Hon. Lois E. Mitchell (left and Senator Betty Unger. Supplied

On Monday, May 14, at the Government House, The Mustard Seed received the Senate of Canada’s 150th Commemorative Medal in recognition of the organization’s contribution to the community and the difference it has made in the lives of others.

“This honour affirms that the work we do to alleviate poverty and homelessness through acceptance, empowerment, and practical solution, is making a difference in the lives of others and is necessary to the growth, change, and betterment of our province,” says Stephen Wile, CEO of The Mustard Seed.

“This medal celebrates the sesquicentennial anniversary of the first sitting of the Senate on November 6, 1867,” says Senator Betty Unger, “and was created to recognize Canadians and organizations who – through generosity, dedication and volunteer work – make their home town, community, region, province or territory a better place.”

The honour was awarded to three residents and four organizations in Alberta. Senator Betty Unger was joined for the presentation of the medals by the Honourable Lois E. Mitchell, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta.

Information provided by The Mustard Seed.

More in this issue

Neighbourhood Views

  • Noi Thai Restaurant Opens in McCauley – Noi Thai Restaurant has opened up in the former location of Viphalay at 10724 95 Street. Viphalay owner and McCauley Community League board member Lily Mounma sold this location to her uncle. Look for a review in an upcoming issue of the paper. Paula E. Kirman

  • Bent Arrow Round Dance – The Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society’s Annual Round Dance took place on April 21 at the Commonwealth Rec Centre. Janis Irwin

  • Here Comes the Train Again – The LRT moving along the tracks between McCauley and Boyle Street. Paula E. Kirman

  • Lovely Lavender – Some lavender for sale outside of Zocalo. Paula E. Kirman

  • Helping at Homeless Connect – Around 1200 people were served at Homeless Connect on April 29 at the Shaw Conference Centre. There were 69 service providers and over 300 volunteers. Homeless Connect is a partnership between Edmonton Economic Development, Homeward Trust Edmonton and the Shaw Conference Centre. Noor Al-Henedy

  • Teresa Spinelli Receives Honourary Degree from NAIT – Teresa Spinelli (pictured here with her son Massimo) received an honourary Bachelor of Business Administration from NAIT on May 4, when she also gave the convocation speech. Mike Newberry

Around the Neighbourhood

Volunteer With Us!

We are always looking for new writers and photographers, as well as ideas for future stories. We also regularly need block carriers to help with the delivery and distribution of the paper. Email Paula with your submissions, feedback, ideas, and availability. We also ask that contributors read our Editorial Guidelines and that all volunteers read and agree to our Code of Conduct.

Next Issue . . .

Our next issue is September. Articles and photos concerning community news, events, and opinions are welcome. We also encourage submissions of poetry, and cartoons (in JPG or PDF format). Deadline: August 12. Send submissions to: editor@bmcnews.org. Articles should be 400 words or less and accompanied by photographs (JPG, in high resolution) when possible.