Each year, Red Deer’s Mayor chooses a honourary senior who is recognized as a part of the Mayor’s Garden Party for their contributions to our community, province and country.
This year, Mayor Tara Veer selected Charlie Brawn from Parkvale Lodge as the recipient of the Honourary Senior designation. In lieu of publically acknowledging him, Mayor Veer visited Charlie to thank him for everything he has done for our community and province, presented him with a certificate, and a donation to the charity of his choice.
At 92 years young, Charlie has been a strong community builder for many years. Charlie has volunteered and donated valuable collections of models to Sunnybrook Farm throughout his years in Red Deer, first moving here in 1988.
Mayor Veer first met Charlie through his volunteer work, and visited him again this summer at the Mayor’s Garden Party. The purpose of the Honourary Senior is to say thank you to someone who has served our community with distinction.
“It was truly an honour to meet Charlie and his family safely outside to present him with this designation,” said Mayor Tara Veer. “Charlie, like so many seniors in our community, share their knowledge and experience with us, and contribute so much to our community. I want to thank Charlie for his many contributions to the people of our city.”
The Mayor’s Garden Party is a time-honoured tradition for Red Deer seniors and those who hold the City’s highest office. This year, with safety of residents and staff top of mind, the party took to the road.
“Even though we were unable to host our seniors in the gardens of City Hall Park again this year, we couldn’t miss this annual opportunity to celebrate them,” said Mayor Tara Veer. “We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to our seniors for sharing your skills, knowledge and experience through the years. You all have contributed to the strength of our community, province and country, and we honour you for the legacies you have built. ”
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The City of Red Deer