Ponoka Family & Community Support Services

Volunteer Week

Ponoka FCSS collaborates with other local agencies to host a celebration to honour our local volunteers each year.  Entertainment and refreshments are provided to anyone who has volunteered within the Town of Ponoka or Ponoka County over the past year.

Two awards are given annually to volunteers in our community: the Rita Scott Award and the Morna Chorney Award. Deadline for application is March 31st for the Rita Scott Award and April 1st for the Morna Chorney Award. Application forms are available at the FCSS office or on attached links:

Rita Scott Award Application Form

Morna Chorney Award Application Form

Past Winners of the Rita Scott Award:

2018: Dorothy Houghton, Jennifer Bryenton Kirwin, Jennifer Bartley, Lynn Palechek

2017: Kinette Club of Ponoka

2016: Ponoka Victim Services

2015: Kountry Krafters

2014: Seafield Social Workers

Past Winners of the Morna Chorney Heart & Soul Award:

2018: Barbara Uhl

2017: Shirley Debney

2016: Doug & Shirley Gill

2015: Betty Cook

2014: Hazel Schneider


“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year but when you volunteer, you vote everyday about the kind of community you want to live in.”
-Marjorie Moore

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