Congratulations are in order for Beaverlodge Elementary School's Assistant Principal Andrew Lojczyc and Lisa Cage Ostaszewski, Administrative Assistant. The pair were among those recognized with Passionate Heart Exceptional Service Awards during the 11th annual Passionate Heart Awards luncheon held yesterday in Grande Prairie.
Sponsored by Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) in the City of Grande Prairie, County of Grande Prairie, Sexsmith, Hythe, Beaverlodge and Wembley, the awards recognize outstanding contributions in the area of social services. Nominations typically come from colleagues or those directly impacted by the individuals.
Mr. Lojczyc says he and Ms. Cage Ostaszewski are humbled to share in this award.
"Our awards belong to all the staff. We work as a team and community to serve the kids. We are both very proud of this community and appreciate the connection to all the schools we cooperate with, since these students belong to all of us," adds Mr. Lojczyc.
"Receiving the Passionate Heart Award is an incredible honor," adds Ms. Cage Ostaszewski. I am overwhelmed by all the kind tributes. I truly love my job and being able to work with such an array of people. I am very appreciative of this award and its recognition."
Winners received a unique award, handcrafted by Beaverlodge artist, Wendy Olson-Lepchuk.
Photo Caption: (Above) Beaverlodge Elementary School's Assistant Principal Andrew Lojczyc and Lisa Cage Ostaszewski, Administrative Assistant were among those recognized with Passionate Heart Exceptional Service Awards during the 11th annual Passionate Heart Awards luncheon held on February 14, 2017 in Grande Prairie.
(Below) The awards were presented by Councillors Jackie Clayton, City of Grande Prairie (left) and Bob Marshall, County of Grande Prairie (right).