They may not be in Wood Buffalo right now, but their hearts are.
The Heart Awards Committee today announced the winners of the 2016 Heart Awards which were to be handed out this evening at a ceremony in Fort McMurray .
The winner are Paul McWilliams for board leadership, the Fort Chip Animal Rescue Society for community impact, Chantal Beaver for executive leadership, Suma Jose for newcomer engagement, Alan Roberts for social prosperity, and Aiman Naeem for volunteerism.
Bonnah Carey, Chief Social Entrepreneur at FuseSocial and member of the Heart Awards Committee says they appreciate all of these exemplary leaders who contribute in amazing ways to make Fort McMurray the best place in the world to call home and during this difficult time celebrating these remarkable individuals has even more meaning.
The awards will be distributed to the individual recipients once residents are able to return to the region.