Airdrie and District Victims Assistance Society (ADVAS) is a non-profit, volunteer based organization that provides 24 hour crisis response and support to victims of crime and/or tragedy through the RCMP. Supported and operated within the Airdrie RCMP Detachment, ADVAS assists individuals within the Airdrie and Beiseker Detachments and surrounding districts.

Golden Heart Award 2013 – Susan Ferguson

The Annual Golden Heart award is awarded in memory of Marlene Le Blanc who served as a volunteer and staff member of ADVAS.
Every year we like to take the time to recognize those who have showed compassion, commitment and dedication to Airdrie & District Victims Assistance Society. The Golden Heart Award is awarded to those who have shown outstanding selfless efforts to reach out to victims and have showed efforts that extend above and beyond what is expected by the volunteer and their position.

Our recipient this year, chosen by her volunteer peers, Susan Ferguson, is a woman who tirelessly goes out of her way for not only victims, but also for her fellow advocates. She has shown great dedication by being an active team lead and mentor. She is not afraid to get her hands dirty and splash in a little mud to help out complete strangers with disaster recovery in High River, Alberta this past summer. She has shown outstanding efforts to reach out to victims and has extended above and beyond what is expected of her in this volunteer role. Sue exemplifies the attributes of an amazing victim advocate. Thank you Sue for your outstanding efforts.