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Members of the Fire Department Recognized as Outstanding Albertans

Post Date:July 27, 2017 11:43 am

Two long-term members of the Fort Saskatchewan Fire Department, with a combined total of 120 years of service, have been recognized as outstanding Albertans. Helmuth Ritter (50 years of service) and Walter Thomas (70 years of service) are recipients of the Senators Contribution Award.

As part of Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations, Senator Doug Black awarded 219 Albertans who make important volunteer contributions to their communities. The Senator’s Contribution Award is presented to nominated individuals in each of Alberta’s cities, towns and villages that participated in the nomination process.

The full list of the 2017 Contribution Award Recipients. 


The City of Fort Saskatchewan is a vibrant economic and cultural hub located just 15 minutes northeast of Edmonton on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River. Home to more than 25,500 people, the City proudly manages state of the art recreation, culture and historic amenities including 75 km of outdoor trails, a performing arts theatre and fitness centre within the Dow Centennial Centre and the 1875 NWMP Fort Representation downtown.

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