‘I was over the moon’, local Airdronian named Marshal of Canada Day Parade – DiscoverAirdrie.com

Airdronian and volunteer, Anna Koch, has been named parade marshal for the 2022 Canada Day Parade.

Koch says she was thrilled when she was told she would be the parade marshal.

“When they called me and told me I had been chosen. I was on the moon. I am so honored and excited to be the parade marshal. I also practiced my wave.

Koch moved to Airdrie with her daughter and husband in 2012 after her husband died in 2009.

“Airdrie is such a family-oriented community. It’s close to all amenities which is great without living in the big city, what more could you ask for, with lots of friendly people and great organizations.”

Koch has a lot of volunteer experience in Airdrie:

  • 2014-2015 – Airdrie Festival of Lights doing general volunteer duties as needed, selling tickets and assisting patrons.

  • 2014 – 2016 – Airdrie Boys and Girls Club of Airdrie – participated in several events, performed and did makeup in AirScares Haunted House.

  • 2015- 2018 – Participated in various political campaigns, started out helping with events, door-to-door, polling at polling stations, all in a volunteer position.

  • 2017 Rocky View Schools Graduation Banquets – Volunteer to assist event planner with setup and decorating duties as needed.

  • 2017 to present, Airdrie Volunteer – Volunteer as needed at several events including the Canada Day Parade and at the 2021 Airdrie Pro Rodeo box office.

  • 2018 and 2019 – Airdrie Princesses and Pirates Gala – helped the event planner with the gala, decorating.

  • Participate as an actor and singer (Mary Poppins at the last gala.)

  • 2018 – 2019 – Creative Airdrie was Volunteer Coordinator for Airdrie Mayor’s Arts Night and served on the Board of Directors.

  • Volunteer for various other cultural events.

  • 2019 to present – Customer liaison for Airdrie’s Meals on Wheels program, volunteer driver and volunteer board member.

  • 2021 – Volunteer coordinator for a local candidate in the last municipal election. This was a volunteer position.

  • 2021 and 2022 – Volunteer at Cooper’s Crossing with the Hot Lunch program and have been with them for a few years now.

  • 2022 – Volunteer with Neighbor’s Along 8th Street magazine to write and submit articles about different local groups and programs.

“Currently, I work as an employee for Rocky View Schools as a lunchtime supervisor at Cooper’s Crossing School and for Community Child Care Inc. at Northcott School as part of the school daycare program. before and after during the week.”

Koch says seeing the community in person is what excites him the most when it comes to the parade.

“Just to see smiling faces, we haven’t had people on the sidelines on the streets for a few years now. It will be good to see people smiling and having fun. Hopefully the weather will also cooperate. I have also looking forward to riding in a classic car.

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