Marg Cox has devoted over three decades to bringing the Okotoks community together, whether it was organizing events in her role as the town's community events coordinator or as a volunteer and supporter of numerous clubs, organizations, and charities. In fact, you'd be hard pressed to find an organization that hasn't benefited in some way from the work that Marg has done or is doing for the town.
Marg worked for the Town of Okotoks for 28 years, first as the town's recreation programmer, recreation centre manager, client services and then events coordinator. She spearheaded many community events which have become embedded into Okotoks' culture including Light Up Okotoks and the Okotoks Parade. She went so far above and beyond her normal job to foster community pride by organizing Canada Day celebrations, the Okotoks Rodeo, Birth of a Nation Day, Kite Day, and the Old-Fashioned Country Fair to name only a few.
A highlight for the town and for Marg was the 1988 Winter Olympic Games. She was instrumental in bringing the Soviet figure skating team to Okotoks to practice prior to the Winter Olympics in Calgary.
Her support for the community runs deep. Marg has served as president of the Foothills Country Hospice Society, is a founding member of the Foothills Ladies Compassion Cup and is a huge supporter of such organizations as KidSport, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Okotoks Oilers, Make a Wish Foundation, and Terry Fox Foundation, among many others. She continues to be the town's greatest ambassador. She's everywhere! You see her volunteering at the annual Show and Shine, walking in the Terry Fox Run, participating in a charity bowl-a-thon, and helping to organize events such as the 2016 Pinty's Grand Slam of Curling Masters.
Marg's willingness to get involved and to champion local causes is unparalleled. And she does everything with gusto. No wonder she's won the Western Wheel's Readers' Choice Award for 'Most Beloved Citizen' ever since it started.