Castor resident wins community service award

Written by City Media


Castor resident Alden Fuller was honoured on October 27, 2013 for his community efforts when he won the Energize community award from the Alberta Sport, Recreation and Parks association.
Fuller was nominated in a letter sent by the Castor Recreation Board, which outlined his service to the local community since the 1970’s, including participating on various boards and volunteering his time for many recreation endeavours. His award was presented to him by Tourism, Parks and Recreation Minister Richard Starke.
Fuller says the award came as a pleasant surprise.
“I knew the rec board had put something in but I didn’t know what,” says Fuller. “I got a letter saying I’d won this award and was very surprised. I’m humbled by all the people that thought I deserved it.”
Always interested and involved in sports, Fuller was an active participant as coach of his son’s ball and hockey teams, and later coached men’s baseball.
He was instrumental in the building of the new Curling Rink and Golf Course in Castor, was always willing to lend out his machinery to help with ball diamond and course greens maintenance. He’s been on the Recreation board for many years and is a past president of the board.
Fuller says the award ceremony was a unique and enjoyable night.
“It was really great, they piped us in with bagpipes,” says Fuller, “we were all assigned a person to take us in. Mine was Greg Krischke, Mayor of Leduc.”
He says the evening was a humbling experience for him.
“It was a big banquet and a great night,” says Fuller.

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