Story by Jim Zang


Photos by Kristy Reimer

Winter 2022

As the new Editor of airdrielife, this was my first Awesome Airdrie Kids experience – and what an awesome experience it was!

It’s not every day you get to meet future astronauts, robotics engineers, ballerinas, actors and country music stars. But I did, October 12 at our Awesome Airdrie Kids photo shoot at Kristy Reimer Photography.

As much as I enjoyed meeting all the kids, ranging in age from seven to 13, it was pure joy to read their nomination submissions. Truly, these are awesome kids, each for their own unique reasons. As a parent, I know how it feels when someone says something nice about your child. To be nominated for something like this … I think the parents I met were at least as excited as the kids.

My favourite part of the Awesome Airdrie Kids program is reading the kids’ replies to the questions I send them. These are in the kids’ own words and there are some really inspiring and well-thought-out responses. Of course, we’re planning a family-friendly celebration for the kids early in the New Year.

Thank you to our sponsors Pureform Kids, Volunteer Airdrie and Graphnix, for helping us make it all happen for these very deserving and truly Awesome Airdrie Kids. As is our custom, each child gets to choose a charity to have $50 donated in their name as part of the Vitreous Glass Pay-It-Forward program

Read more about all 22 Awesome Airdrie Kids in the winter issue on newsstands now.  Pick up your print copy at over 200 locations across Airdrie, Balzac and Calgary.