For Cheryl Jones, the administrator at Pas Ka Poo Park, coming to work every day is a positive and happy experience mostly because of the volunteers she works with.
“It’s a wonderful job and it’s so heartwarming to see the volunteers I work with give of their time to showcase Rimbey. The board, also, are wonderful people to work with. And I get to be in this beautiful space.”
Jones was the winner of the Community Spirit Award at the chamber’s annual awards night held last Thursday at the Peter Lougheed Community Centre.
“It was amazing,” she said. “I was shocked and amazed and pleasantly surprised I won,” she added, noting she was up against some great people for the award.
Jones has lived in Rimbey for 23 years and worked as park administrator for 14 years.
Although she grew up in Calgary, she spent summers with her grandparents Hans and Ebba Nornberg who had immigrated to Canada from Denmark.
She grew to love Rimbey as a child, and, now she is pleased to be part of the community in such a positive way.
“Any community is as good as the effort you put into it and the volunteers here truly make Rimbey the great place that it is.”
She is pleased to have raised her children, Izzy and Garreth in Rimbey, noting both of them have continued to volunteer and give back to their community.
Jones is also a member of the Legion, sits on the Canada Day Committee and the Santa Night Committee.
She said the Historical Society strives to showcase something new at Pas Ka Poo Park every year.
The visitors information centre is also situated at the park and Jones is pleased to be able to share information about Rimbey.
“I’m very proud to say I’m from Rimbey,” she said.