The 2016 Western Legacy Awards recipients pictured above are (left to right) Robert Anderson, Logan Fyke, Inn for the Cold (Neil Smith, Janeen Webb), and Darby Young.
2016 Western Legacy Awards - Recipients
On Thursday, November 17 the Calgary Stampede honoured three inspiring individuals and one remarkable group based on their commitment to western heritage and values at the 12th annual Western Legacy Awards. The 2016 Award recipients are community leaders who genuinely embody the values and commitment to community that southern Alberta is known for:
- Youth – Logan Fyke – Nominated for his passion and dedication to bring awareness to and support for maintaining clean rivers and streams and his partnership with Trout Unlimited.
- Innovation – Darby Young – Nominated for applying her lived experience toward removing barriers and creating opportunities to make the world accessible for everyone.
- Sustained Contribution, Individual – Robert Anderson – Nominated for his tireless commitment over the past 70 years to sharing the traditions of western heritage and providing thousands of people, through Antique Show Wagons, the opportunity to participate in an authentic Alberta experience.
- Sustained Contribution, Group – Inn from the Cold – Nominated for providing safe shelter, sanctuary and healing spaces to homeless families for the past 20 years through a unique Alberta program.
Established in 2005, three awards (Sustained Contribution, Innovation, Youth) traditionally recognize people from Calgary and the surrounding area who have acted on their visions to create a better community.
WLA Past Recipients
|2015||Sustained Contribution (Individual)||Chuck Groeneveld|
|Sustained Contribution (Group)||The Doorway|
|Chairman's Award||M. Ann McCaig and Steve Snyder|
|2014||Sustained Contribution (Individual)||Rick Hanson|
|Sustained Contribution (Group)||Project Warmth Society of Alberta|
|2013||Sustained Contribution (Individual)||Rick Smith|
|Sustained Contribution (Group)||Children’s Hospital Aid Society|
|Innovation||Brian Nimjean & Paul Wagman|
|Centennial Edition||100 Outstanding Albertans|
|2011||Sustained Contribution (Individual)||Larry and Mitzie Wasyliw|
|Sustained Contribution (Group)||RCMP Veteran's Association|
|2010||Sustained Contribution (Individual)||Gordon Hoffman|
|Sustained Contribution (Group)||Rotary Club of Calgary|
|Innovation||Rita Egizii, Barbara Cunnings-Versaevel and John Stephure (posthumously) of Wellspring Calgary|
|Calgary Stampede Chairman's Award||Ron Carey|
|2009||Sustained Contribution (Individual)||George Ward|
|Sustained Contribution (Group)||Boys and Girls Club of Calgary|
|2008||Sustained Contribution||Dr. Margaret (Marmie) Hess|
|Innovation||Cheadle Lions Club – World Foodgrains Bank project|
|Calgary Stampede Chairman’s Award||Joe Carbury|
|2007||Sustained Contribution||Jack Toth
|Innovation||Galileo Educational Network|
|Youth||Chantika and Christian Hazell|
|2006||Sustained Contribution||Eddie Cochlan|
|2005||Sustained Contribution||Lenore and Roy McLean|