Friend of the Family awards presented

Lethbridge Family Services recently presented their Friend of the Family awards to recipients in our community. The award has been given out since 1988, with over 100 people being presented with the honour. The awards are given to an individual or business who has showcased excellence in Lethbridge.

In a new release, Lethbridge Family Services highlighted Glenda Light and All Things Cedar as the two winners:

“Glenda Light has been volunteering with the LFS Immigrant Services Community Connections Volunteer
program since 2015. Glenda was one of the first volunteers to pitch in when a large groups of Syrian
refugees arrived that year. Glenda has given countless hours of her time to assist newcomer families
make Lethbridge their home. When I think about Glenda and the type of person she is, these three
words come to mind: kind, generous, and thoughtful. Since starting with the program in 2015, Glenda
has been matched with over eight individual newcomer families (sometimes two or three times if they
still need support). Whether she is helping practice English, attending appointments, connecting
newcomers to the community, going to cooking classes, or just being a friend in a time of need; Glenda
has always gone beyond the call of duty and we are so lucky to have her as our dedicated volunteer in
the Community Connections Volunteer Program.”

“All Things Cedar has been a partner with the DaCapo Employment team for over 4 years. Their
involvement started with one contracted position and has expanded to include three contract jobs. The
contracts include moving wood planks and packaging chains at All Things Cedar, in addition to
assembling hardware bags onsite at DaCapo. The most recent contract started during the COVID-19
pandemic and was a perfect way for clients to access employment during a time when they had lost
employment or were unable to find employment. Participants have acquired new skills and keep busy
with meaningful activities which has been essential over the past year. The team at All Things Cedar is
flexible, inclusive and positive. They treat all employees as part of their team and are also very
accommodating with having DaCapo job coaches onsite.”


Lethbridge Family Services helps over 8,000 people improve their quality of life on an annual basis through programs such as home services, immigrant services, outreach and counselling.

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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