Civic & Community Awards

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The nomination period for the 2020 Civic Awards is now open.

The City of Kelowna's Civic & Community Awards recognize outstanding contributions and achievements in our city each year. The award program includes categories for youth, artists, athletes, volunteers, businesses and volunteer organizations.

By nominating an individual or business, you'll help to ensure that those in our community that contribute to making Kelowna a better place to live are given the recognition they deserve. 

Click on the category titles below for award eligibility details and nomination forms. 
Nominations will be accepted until Friday February 12, 2021.

As an added incentive this year only, all nominators will be entered to win a $100 gift certificate to their favourite restaurant. 

Award categories
Honour in the Arts Awards

Teen Honour in the Arts
Sponsored by UBC Okanagan
teen honour in the arts - nomination form
Awarded to a youth who has made an outstanding contribution in Kelowna through cultural and/or artistic efforts.
The Teen Honour in the Arts award recipient will also receive a $500 entrance scholarship for the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies or other selected UBCO faculty.

Honour in the Arts
honour in the arts - nomination form   
Awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution in Kelowna through cultural and/or artistic efforts.

Citizens of the Year Awards

Fred Macklin and Sarah Donalda-Treadgold Memorial Citizen of the Year
Sponsored by Fortis BC
citizen of the year - nomination form
Awarded to a citizen in recognition of their overall outstanding voluntary contributions to Kelowna.

Young Citizen of the Year
Sponsored by Royal Bank of Canada
young citizen of the year - nomination form
Awarded to a young citizen in recognition of their overall outstanding voluntary contributions to Kelowna. Finalists in this category will receive funding towards their post-secondary goals through the Payton and Dillon Budd Memorial Fund Youth Scholarship.

Sports Awards

Bob Giordano Memorial Award
Sponsored by Valley First, a division of First West Credit Unioncoach/sports administrator of the year - nomination form   
Awarded to an individual who has contributed significantly to Kelowna through voluntary service to amateur sport, such as coaching or administrative support.

Bryan Couling Memorial Award
Awarded to the Kelowna based team (amateur or professional) who brought the greatest amount of recognition to Kelowna.
Note: due to impacted competitive sport seasons, we will not be taking nominations for 2020.

Athlete of the Year - Female 
female athlete of the year - nomination form
Awarded to a female athlete (amateur or professional) who brought the greatest amount of recognition to Kelowna.
Note: due to impacted competitive sport seasons, nominations in 2020 & 2021 will be combined and one winner will be chosen in 2021.

Athlete of the Year - Male 
 male athlete of the year - nomination form
Awarded to a male athlete (amateur or professional) who brought the greatest amount of recognition to Kelowna.
Note: due to impacted competitive sport seasons, nominations in 2020 & 2021 will be combined and one winner will be chosen in 2021.

Augie Ciancone Memorial Award - Young Female Athlete
Awarded to the most outstanding female high school athlete in the area of the Central Okanagan. Winner is chosen by the Okanagan Central Schools Athletic Association.
Note: School District 23 will not be taking nominations this year due to the shortened 2020 High School competitive sport season. 

Augie Ciancone Memorial Award - Young Male Athlete
Awarded to the most outstanding male high school athlete in the area of the Central Okanagan. Winner is chosen by the Okanagan Central Schools Athletic Association.
Note: School District 23 will not be taking nominations this year due to the shortened 2020 High School competitive sport season. 

Volunteer Organization of the Year Award

The Central Okanagan Foundation's Volunteer Organization of the YearVolunteer organization of the year - nomination form
Awarded to a volunteer or non-profit organization that has provided outstanding community services, with direct benefits to the city of Kelowna. Services may be related to environment, health, arts and culture, recreation, education, social services, neighbourhood and community improvement.

Corporate Community of the Year Award

Corporate Community of the Year
Sponsored by KCR Community Resources
corporate community of the year - nomination form
Awarded to a business in recognition of their overall outstanding contributions to the community through initiatives, employee volunteerism and financial or in-kind donations, with direct benefit to Kelowna.

Champion for the Environment Award

Champion for the Environment
champion for the environment - nomination form
Awarded to an individual or business whose actions and achievements have shown outstanding environmental leadership or innovative environmental contributions, having a direct benefit on the city of Kelowna.

A note about the 46th annual awards and the impact of COVID-19:

Due to the ongoing pandemic, many sectors have been impacted particularily hard. This includes the sport sector, with many team-based and competitive sports being cancelled for the majority of 2020. With that in mind, while nominations will be accepted in the Male and Female Athlete of the Year and Athletic Team of the Year categories, they will be carried over to the 2021 awards program and combined with nominations from that year. In addition, the Okanagan Central Schools Athletic Association (OCSAA) has confirmed that they will not be submitting any nominations or winners for the Augie Ciancone Memorial Awards for high school athletes for the 2020 program.

The 2020 award announcements typically held in April as an evening gala will be adapted in light of the ongoing pandemic and associated restrictions around gatherings. Details will be confirmed in the coming months.

45th Annual Civic & Community Awards - Event Video

Sponsors

Category Sponsors

                  Central Okanagan Foundation logo              

   fortis bc logo                kelowna community resources logo

Supporting Sponsors

Mark of Distinction logo                                              Castanet logo    

                   Sunfm logo                                 SW event technology logo
 

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