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Posted on: September 9, 2021

Final Dave Mikkelsen Award Winners for 2020 and 2021 Announced!

The 2020 and 2021 Dave Mikkelsen Award Winners

The City of Chestermere is excited to announce the final recipients of the Dave Mikkelsen Award! Because of delays due to COVID-19, the 2020 and 2021 winners are being announced together.

“The Dave Mikkelsen Award was created to continue Dave Mikkelsen’s legacy of supporting youth throughout his 12 years as Mayor of Chestermere,” says current Mayor Marshall Chalmers. 

Chaz Peddlesden is the 2020 Dave Mikkelsen Award recipient. The award funds were used to purchase sailing jackets for each member of the Calgary Yacht Club’s youth race team. 

Shannon Dean, on behalf of Camp Chestermere, accepted the 2021 award. Award funds were used to provide programming supplies for their Summer 2021 Day Camp programming. All of the funding was put towards items that would be used by the children who attend the program. 

Although this is the final year the award will be given, the legacy of Dave Mikkelsen’s commitment to engaging and improving the life of Chestermere’s youth has been embodied by all award recipients.   

“Chestermere is so fortunate to have many community-minded individuals who have met different youth needs over the 12 years of the award,” says Chalmers. “A big congratulations to the 2020 and 2021 Dave Mikkelsen Award recipients, and a thank you to all who have worked to improve the quality of life for youth in Chestermere.”

Since 2010, $1,000 has been awarded annually to a youth or youth-serving group in Chestermere. Award-winning projects included the installation of a water fountain at the skate park, the creation of a YouTube channel geared towards Chestermere youth, Camp Chestermere’s Bike Program, and a talent show.

To view all past award winners, visit

Photograph L-R: 2020 Mikkelsen Award Recipient Chaz Peddlesden, 2021 Mikkelsen Award Recipient on behalf of Camp Chestermere Shannon Dean, Former Mayor of Chestermere Dave Mikkelsen, Deputy Mayor Cathy Burness, Councillor Michelle Young.

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