MP Dreeshen Recognizes Red Deer Citizens of the Year Sheila Bannerman and Stephanie AuBuchon in House of Commons

June 13, 2015

Ottawa - Earl Dreeshen, Member of Parliament for Red Deer today stood in the House of Commons to congratulate Sheila Bannerman and Stephanie AuBuchon on being recognized as the Red Deer Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year.

Bannerman has been a mainstay in Red Deer’s nonprofit and volunteer sector for many years, having served in a variety of roles. Organizations she worked for and volunteered for include the Central Alberta Community Legal Aid Society, the Central Alberta Historical Society, the Library Board and many others. Most recently she was the chair of the Red Deer Centennial Steering Committee which did a tremendous amount of work to make our centennial remarkable and memorable.

AuBuchon has volunteered with the St. John Ambulance Youth Brigade since she was 12. In her high school Stephanie has shown leadership by leading a number of initiatives including co-chairing the first Hunting Hills High School Bike-a-Thon in support of mental awareness, an event that continues on. She also volunteers with the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre and plans on continuing to give back to the community by becoming a nurse.

“Sheila and Stephanie truly are model citizens,” said Dreeshen. “I speak for all of Red Deer when I say that your contributions to our city embodies the spirit of our community”