This Thursday, long time Augustana advocate and community leader Alan Fielding will receive a University of Alberta Alumni Honour Award. This award will recognize Alan's long term contributions to the Camrose community and beyond.

For nearly 50 years, Alan Fielding has given his time to support local and international organizations such as the Battle River Credit Union, the Battle River Community Foundation, Camrose Kidney Foundation and the Red Cross, the Camrose Daybreak Rotary Club and the Sahakarini Association, a charity that raises funds and oversees projects in developing countries. Fielding is a founding principal of Fielding & Company LLP. He has held numerous positions with the Law Society of Alberta and was known for working cases pro bono if clients were under severe financial strain.

Fielding, a long-time Rotarian, is a tireless fundraiser and volunteer, and he lives by the Rotary motto, “service above self.” He is active not only in his community, but also in his church and the university. Fielding is a passionate lifelong learner, and he continues to take classes and attend guest lectures at Augustana. Music is Fielding’s great love, and he has long been a performer and supporter of the Camrose and Edmonton art scenes.

He was honoured with a Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award in 2014, and this speaks to his altruistic nature and significant contributions to local and international causes.

Congratulations, Alan. Thank you for helping to make our community better by your efforts.

(Published by University of Alberta, Augustana Alumni, eCircle September 2015)