For Immediate Release / August 6, 2021

COVID-19 Recovery Task Force Meeting Update

Meeting held on july 30, 2021

Members of the COVID-19 Recovery Task Force met on July 30, 2021 to review how the group has supported St. Albert’s economic and social recovery through the COVID-19 pandemic, and to prepare their Final Report for City Council’s consideration later this summer. The Task Force also passed a motion to engage with the City’s Arts Development Advisory Committee on working on a public art project to recognize the grief and resilience demonstrated through the COVID-19 pandemic.

A major component of effective, community-wide recovery is building community connectedness, pride and sense of belonging. Consistent with this, the Recovery Task Force encourages residents to get involved this summer, as it is through this engagement that St. Albert will continue to demonstrate the resiliency and connectedness that carried our city through these challenging months. One way to do this is through participation in a series of City events later this summer.

“By getting out and getting involved in summer activities, residents can rekindle the community connection we have all been craving through this difficult time,” says Mayor Cathy Heron. “The Recovery Task Force believes in the resiliency of our community to overcome the challenges we have faced and get back to that community connectedness, vibrancy, pride and sense of belonging that makes St. Albert such a great place to call home.”

The Recovery Task Force invites residents to mark their calendars for:

  • The Plaza Series - Thursday nights from August 5 to September 30 (Good Neighbour Night on The Plaza September 23).
  • Good Neighbour Day - September 25
  • Block Parties - attend your neighbourhood party or host your own!
  • Outdoor Event Series - stay tuned for events throughout the city with more details to follow over the coming weeks.

Members of the Recovery Task Force continue to emphasize their support of the vaccination efforts currently underway in the Province of Alberta. They call on eligible St. Albertans to register to get vaccinated as soon as they are able and commend those who have already done so. 

The Recovery Task Force is a 10-member committee, which includes a cross-section of business and community leaders whose Final Report is scheduled to be presented to St. Albert City Council on August 30, 2021. July 30 marked the final meeting of the Task Force. Mayor Heron states, “Over the past 15 months, the Recovery Task Force has shown tremendous leadership and commitment to our city’s connectedness and I would like to thank them for their service. Throughout this challenging time, their unwavering belief in St. Albert’s ability to overcome this crisis and emerge from it stronger has been a motivation and encouragement for us all.”  

For more information, visit the COVID-19 Recovery Task Force page.

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