Small town rally for Erin Steeves

Dozens of community members attended the UFA Small Town Heroes Rally to support Rimbey’s “Erin the Awesome.”

Dozens of community members attended the UFA Small Town Heroes Rally to support Rimbey’s “Erin the Awesome.”

Erin Steeves was nominated by co-workers at the Rimbey library for the contest that could bring $10,000 and Paul Brandt to Rimbey.

Being in the top 10, even if she doesn’t win Steeves will still receive $2,500.

The rally Aug. 22 at the Lions Park, was a celebration of Steeves and everything she does for her community.

“I look at you with complete admiration,” Wetaskiwin MP Blaine Calkins told Steeves.

Her library employer, Jean Keetch, said Steeves was her hero and a real hero.

Steeves is in third place in the contest but voting doesn’t end until Aug. 31. People can vote for Steeves online at www.ufa.com/smalltownheros/nominees every 24 hours.

The judges choose winners based on their impact in the community, 70 per cent; originality of the nomination, 20 per cent; and votes, 10 per cent.

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