On Saturday, October 22nd, The Bethany Group was proud to celebrate the milestone achievement of 100 years in operation. Tucked in the atrium and auditorium of our Heritage Building, with historical posters, decorations, and many people who have made a significant contribution to The Bethany Group over the years, we honoured our longtime history. Carla Beck (CEO) was our emcee as we moved through the program, and David Eriksson (Chaplaincy Coordinator for The Bethany Group) supported in inducting Lifetime Members as he also serves as the Executive Director for The Bethany Foundation. The Bethany Group received greetings from many dignitaries including:

  • Reverend Prema Samuel, Assistant to the Bishop from the Synod of Alberta
  • Jack Ramsden, Board Chair from The Bethany Group Governing Board
  • PJ Stasko, Mayor from the City of Camrose
  • Cindy Trautman, Reeve from Camrose County
  • Marta Szylko. Director of Member Services from Alberta Seniors & Community Housing Association
  • A letter of congratulations from the Christian Health Association of Alberta

Following these greetings, The Bethany Group and The Bethany Foundation inducted the first group of Lifetime Members to The Bethany Foundation. We wish to thank the inductees for their commitment and service to The Bethany Group, and thank you to the family members who received the award on behalf of their loved ones that were inducted posthumously.

The categories and winners are as follows:

Early Pioneers Helga Jacobs
Staff Kati Fischer
Board Members Lil Bohmer
Community/Organization Alver and Arlene Person
Residents Laverne Hoveland
Volunteers Joanne Olsen
Board Chairs Dr. Odell Olson
CEO/Senior Leadership Dave Stolee
Foundation Donors Walter and Doris Ritter
Clergy Alan Howes