The District of Sparwood was pleased to recognize the contributions of long-term employees during the annual Christmas Party and Awards Banquet.
While several employees were presented with service pins for five to fifteen years, two individuals were recognized for their significant history with the municipality. Bonnie Willett, who was known to be a friendly face at the Sparwood Leisure Centre has served a total of thirty-five years, thirty which have been spent at the pool. Karl Ehrler who has climbed through the ranks and now sits as Sparwood Fire Department Assistant Chief was celebrated for his thirty-year dedication to the team. “It seemed like it was yesterday when I first joined the Fire Department,” says Ehrler. “Time flies. I have learned a lot and seen a lot and am happy to continue to assist the community within this capacity,” he says.
Both were commended for their dedication to the community and the work they do. “It is really a great thing to see employees work within the District for such a considerable amount of time. They become people who are familiar and trusted within the community and carry with them a great deal of knowledge and history. Both Bonnie and Karl have proven to provide a high level of expertise in all that they do and we are thankful to have them as part of the team,” says Sparwood Mayor David Wilks.
Sheri Taylor, who has recently retired was also thanked for her thirty-four years of service at the District of Sparwood.
Above: Michele Schalekamp, Chief Administrative Officer presents Bonnie Willett an award for thirty-five years of service with the District of Sparwood.
Below: Sparwood Fire Chief Dean Spry presents Assistant Fire Chief Karl Ehrler an award for thirty years of service within the Sparwood Fire Department.