Kevin Langille, Culligan of Calgary, Honored as Local Hero

Last year, Northlands began a tradition of honoring deserving Albertans through its Local Heroes Contest in partnership with Global Edmonton.

Winners are recognized in the K-Days Parade and receive a $2,500 donation towards a charity or not-for-profit of their choice.

Members of the public submit nominations and then judges narrow down the list to four winners. The winners also serve as honorary K-Days Parade marshals.

This year, they include Kevin Langille, who drove back and forth between Edmonton and Fort McMurray to deliver water to first responders during the wildfire.

Kevin Langille was nominated as a Local Hero by his son. As a worker for Culligan Water (Calgary), Langille had to put his personal life on hold during the wildfires in the Wood Buffalo and Fort McMurray region. He tirelessly went back and forth between Edmonton and Fort McMurray, carrying supplies like food and water to first responders.

Upon hearing that Fort McMurray needed more water, he immediately dropped his vacation plans to head north to support the community. Described by those who know him as the most hard-working man they know, Langille is one of many unsung heroes of the Fort McMurray wildfire response. We are pleased to recognize his noble and charitable actions.

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