An Outpouring Of Gratitude! THANK YOU 2014AWG

These are just some of the notes that have come across my desk in the last 4 days. The quotes below have only been edited for personal details of minors.

I am extending my overwhelming gratitude and thanks to everyone who gave valuable personal time to be part of the 2014 Alberta Winter Games and help me along the way. It took many hands, minds and hours to surpass goals of the winter games. The games truly touched our hearts (heart aches included) and the hearts of many young aspiring athletes. I’ve extended my network through an opportunity to meet, and work, with each of you and I am grateful. It was a pleasure to meet everyone and I sincerely wish all of you the best for 2014. I pass along a virtual hug as a gesture of kindness and thanks.

I would like to say thank you for all the hard work everyone has done to make the AB Winter Games a success for our children.  The event was organized, fun, exciting, and most of all, awe inspiring.  After speaking with so many of our friends and the experience their children had this weekend in many different sports, I am amazed with the stories.  The news and the photographers caught moments that many of us wished we had taken but will remember forever.  The hug between father and son during wrestling finals after his hardest match.  Referees laughing, kids sharing food and stories from different zones.  I come home exhausted but grateful that my kid got the opportunity to participate and my family witness it all.  From Opening Ceremonies to the Dance for Athletes to Closing Ceremonies, I am proud to be an Albertan.  Thanks

Thank you both for your amazing work this weekend. The 2014 Alberta Winter Games were an enormous success. You should be very proud of yourselves and your entire team.

We would like to thank you so much for such a wonderful weekend. Everything was so well ran with such wonderful volunteers. Thanks for all your time and effort that went into making life time memories for my 2 freestyle skiing boys and our family. We enjoyed our time in banff immensely.

What an incredible job you have done this weekend at the Alberta Winter Games!!   The spirit of the game was evident and the warm hospitality was definitely appreciated.   Despite the cold weather, your volunteers were professional and helpful.  We couldn’t ask for more!
Please forward our sincere thanks to the staff and volunteers for making this year’s AB Winter Games a success.   Our family will cherish this experience for many years to come.

First off, I wanted to thank you and the AWG team for making pictures from the many events at the games available to the public and press through your Flickr page. They provided a valuable service to news organizations who were unable to attend the winter games. I have enjoyed browsing the pictures to find our young Ponoka athletes.

As parents of one of the athletes, we want to pass along our appreciation for a wonderful experience this weekend at the AWG!  Our son could not stop talking about the games and all the fun he had.  Hats off to you and your staff.  It was inspiring to see so many athletes, volunteers and coaches from all across Alberta.

“Recycled my little heart out today at the curling rink. Dinner for 1300 in 2 hours was crazy but I think went well- only 3 bags of garbage. Good work on that initiative, some kids had never even heard of refundable drink boxes never mind compost.”

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