Community Awards

2023 Award Recipients

At the 2023 ceremony, the following award recipients were honoured: 

  • Lyn Radford - G.H. Dawe Memorial Award of Excellence 

    • Lyn Radford is known for her unparalleled and passionate dedication as a community builder and leader. She has contributed to the success of many organizations in support of central Albertans. Her commitment to RDP includes past service as a member of the Board of Governors, and Chairing the 2019 Canada Winter Games Host Society, which contributed to the construction of the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. Lyn also received an Honorary Degree from RDP in 2019. 

  • Gord Inglis - Alumni Legacy Award (awarded posthumously) 

    • Gord contributed to the Polytechnic community for 32 years in a variety of capacities. He served as an instructor, chairperson, athletic director and volleyball coach. Through his leadership and ability to forge positive connections, Gord made a positive impact on his students, colleagues, student-athletes, institution and community. Gord passed away on May 27, 2023, but his legacy lives on. 

  • Rieley Kay – Distinguished Alumni Award 

    • As an RDP alum and co-owner of Cilantro & Chive, Rieley has dedicated his time and expertise to support education, charitable causes and communities. Since graduating from RDP in 2010, Rieley has remained closely connected to the institution in several ways, including as a member of the RDP Alumni Association Board of Directors. Through Cilantro & Chive’s Burger of the Month program, Rieley has contributed more than $140,000 to local charities. 

  • Hockey Alberta – Community Partner Award 

    • Through Hockey Alberta and the Polytechnic’s partnership, RDP students, athletes and community members have benefited. When Hockey Alberta relocated to the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, the organization had the opportunity to use an inclusive, world-class space as its Provincial Training Centre. This partnership has also facilitated collaborative programming initiatives, along with practicum and field placement opportunities, for Red Deer Polytechnic learners. 

To nominate individuals for these prestigious Red Deer Polytechnic awards, please contact RDP's President's Office or Alumni Relations