City announces Civic Awards finalists
Mar. 05, 2012
Recipients revealed Thurs. April 19
The quality of entries for the 37th Annual Civic and Community Awards made the selection of this year's finalists very challenging. These awards are the City of Kelowna's premier awards event dedicated to recognizing volunteers, artists, athletes and business leaders through nine categories and 12 awards.
"We have once again received exceptional nominations in each of our award categories," says Jim Gabriel, Director of Recreation and Cultural Services. "The success of this event relates directly to public participation and showcases how inspired we are as a community. Kelowna can be proud of its residents, businesses and organizations that have made a significant difference by enhancing the lives of others and making our city a better place to live."
Due to the number and quality of nominations for the Corporate Community Award category, the City has spilt the category into two: small/medium business and large business. These categories will remain in place going forward.
"We felt that to properly recognize the contributions of businesses across the city, it was necessary to split the category. Not only do we now get to recognize three additional businesses but it gives smaller companies, which tend to be owned locally, a chance to be recognized for what they do," says Gabriel.
2011 award finalists by category are:
Teen Honour in the Arts
Honour in the Arts
Young Female of the Year
Young Male of the Year
The Central Okanagan Foundation, Volunteer Organization of the Year
Inn from the Cold - Kelowna
Kelowna Community Food Bank
Now Canada Society
Woman of the Year - Sarah Donalda-Treadgold Memorial Award
Man of the Year - Fred Macklin Memorial Award
Corporate Community of the Year - Small/Medium Business
CIBC Wood Gundy
Quality Greens - Kelowna Store
The Woman's Place Fitness Centre
Corporate Community of the Year - Large Business
BDO Canada LLP
BMO - Kelowna Branch
Cedar Creek Estate Winery
Bob Giordano Memorial Award
Bryan Couling Memorial Award
Kelowna Christian School Knights Senior Girls Volleyball Team
Kelowna Secondary School AAAA Volleyball
UBCO Men's Volleyball Team
Augie Ciancone Memorial Award - Female
Augie Ciancone Memorial Award - Male
Athlete of the Year - Female
Athlete of the Year - Male
Award recipients from each category will be revealed on Thursday, April 19 as part of the gala ceremony taking place at the Kelowna Community Theatre.
Tickets will be available March 12 at a cost of $25 per person. To purchase tickets, please contact the Cultural Services office at 250-469-8811.
For more information, visit kelowna.ca/residents.