I give back to Edmonton in a number of ways. I volunteer with the Edmonton Folk Music Festival, where I assist people with mobility issues. When you help someone enrich his or her experience, it really feels great. My parents were volunteers, and they instilled in me the importance of it. Without volunteers, a number of things that make Edmonton great wouldn’t occur. I’m humbled by their dedication, it helps with social connections, and improves my life – I’m happy and healthy. Volunteerism improves Canada in so many ways: it builds communities, improves communities, and the spirit of volunteering brings us all together.

Susan