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Volunteer of the Year 2019

Walter Kehl had his 25th year volunteering at the Edmonton Heritage Festival the summer of 2019. If you’ve attended any other event during the year you may have crossed paths with Walter. He volunteers his time throughout the community at a multitude of events always with the biggest smile on his face. We are proud to have Walter back and consider ourselves lucky that he chooses to volunteer with us. We would like to announce that he has been selected as one of two volunteers to receive Volunteer of the Year in 2019. Congrats Walter!

Lianne Theroux volunteered at the festival in the 80’s and took a break but rejoined us in 2017. She has volunteered in many different positions and is always willing to take on a challenge. Last year she supervised our hospitality section and fed our volunteers. She has also volunteered as a supervisor in our water tents, the hole in one challenge and assisted with other programming for the festival. We are so grateful for her, her hard work and her determination. We would like to announce that she has been selected as one of two volunteers to receive Volunteer of the Year in 2019. Congrats Lianne!

Each year it takes hundreds of amazing, dedicated, enthusiastic, and hard working volunteers in nearly 20 volunteer area's to support the Heritage Festival!
We are so proud of the amazing community of people that come together and make our annual celebration of culture such a success.



Being an EHFA volunteer means enjoying a sense of community, finding new friendships, developing new skills, and being part of an inclusive environment, and that is only the beginning! Please read below to learn more about the benefits of volunteering.


Benefits of Volunteering

There are many amazing benefits to being an EHFA Volunteer! Each volunteer that completes the minimum required hours (1 shift – approx. 5 hours) receives the following:


  • Festival swag

  • Snacks & Meals during shift(s)

  • ETS Volunteer Bus Pass (for the Festival dates only; conditions apply)

  • A Post Secondary Scholarship Draw and opportunities (must meet eligibility requirements – see Scholarships section)

  • Returning volunteers get advance opportunity to sign up for the next year’s shifts.

  • Electronic copy of our Spring and Fall newsletters

  • Certificate of Recognition (upon request)

  • Letter of Recognition (to confirm hours & role(s); upon request)

  • Opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals who love to celebrate culture & diversity, including many newcomers to Canada.

  • Opportunity to explore the Festival before or after your volunteer shift and learn about the many cultures that contribute to the Edmonton community

Scholarship Opportunities

Attention all post-secondary student volunteers! We have an amazing scholarship program thanks to the generosity of our amazing sponsors. Scholarship amounts range between $250 - $1000 and are awarded by a random draw from all eligible entries.


Eligibility Criteria:
  1. Volunteer must be registered in a full-time program at an accredited Canadian post-secondary institution by December 31 of the year of the Festival (ex: for this year by Dec. 31, 2020).

  2. Volunteer must complete a minimum of 2 shifts (approx. 10 hours) to be entered into the draw. More shifts = more entry forms!

Volunteer Sections:
Bike Attendant
Cheryl’s Place (eligible for group opportunities)
Festival Photography
Floater (individuals who are able and willing to go where you are most needed) 
Food Ticket Sellers (eligible for group opportunities)
Golf Cart Security
Green Team
Lost & Found
Lost Person Centre (eligible for group opportunities)
On- Site Set Up (Friday, July 31st)
On- Site Take Down (Tuesday, August 4th) 
Pavillion Helpers
Transportation Crew
Volunteer Registration
Volunteer Shuttle Driver

Edmonton Heritage Festival Association


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