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We have winners, in the 3rd Annual
Points West Living Photo Contest

October 13th, 2017

A panel of judges has selected four winning photographs (one first prize and three runners-up) in the third annual Points West Living Photo Contest. The first prize photo, of a resident cutting Christmas cookies, was taken last December by recreation coordinator Jenna Doll (then Hopaluk) of Points West Living Wainwright

One of the sweetest...

“That is a beautiful photo of Martha Johnston,” says Jenna. “She truly was one of the sweetest ladies I've ever met. Martha moved into our community September 2, 2015, and passed peacefully August 3rd, 2017 surrounded by love and comfort.”

“Martha was from Camrose,” adds General Manager, Shannon Pugh. “She was supposed to move there but her family fell in love with this place because she was so comfortable here. They made the sacrifice to make the journey all the time to visit with her.”

“Martha’s family is pleased this photo is being shared again,” says Shannon. “Martha was very special to us and we were honorary pallbearers for her funeral in Camrose. In the heart of the home, the death is part of the gift. We sat with Martha around the clock. We loved her through it.”

Such joy

Jenna recalls taking the photo. “As the holiday season was approaching, Martha would talk about making cookies for the little ones to decorate and enjoy,” Jenna says. “The morning that the Christmas cookies were being made one of the hospitality aids in the memory care cottage made a batch of Brown Sugar Shortbread cookies and Martha was eager to jump in and help. She had such joy as she pressed out the little stars and gingerbread people.” (PWL news article:Residents Bake Enough to Share: Brown Sugar Shortbread Cookies)

Jenna will receive a winning prize package and cash card. Prizes are also going out to:

  • Jenn Dixon, recreation coordinator at PWL Stettler,
  • Martine Carifelle, former recreation coordinator at PWL Slave Lake, and
  • Lavina Redmond, resident at PWL Wainwright

PWL News will share the winning photos and the stories they tell in the coming weeks. Thank you to everyone who shared their photos. It was tough to choose the four winners. We look forward to seeing your photos in next year’s contest!

More photos including all runners-up and shortlisted photos may be viewed at Flickr: We have winners, in the 3rd Annual Points West Living Photo Contest

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