Civic & Community Awards

42nd Annual Civic & Community Awards

Kelowna's Civic and Community Awards recognize outstanding contributions and achievements in our community each year.
The 42nd Annual Awards night was held on Wednesday, May 10, at the Kelowna Community Theatre and recognized individuals, businesses and organizations for their contributions in 2016. View the list of recipients.

The nomination period for the 43rd Annual Civic & Community Awards will open in December 2017.

Award categories
Honour in the Arts Awards

Teen Honour in the Arts   Sponsored by Prospera Credit Union
Awarded to a youth who has made an outstanding contribution in Kelowna through cultural and/or artistic efforts. Nomination forms will be available in fall 2017.

Honour in the Arts  Sponsored by Prospera Credit Union
Awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution in Kelowna through cultural and/or artistic efforts. Nomination forms will be available in fall 2017.

Citizens of the Year Awards

Sarah Donalda Treadgold Memorial Woman of the Year Sponsored by Fortis BC
Awarded to a women in recognition of her overall outstanding voluntary contributions to the city of Kelowna. Contributions may be related to recreation, the arts, education, humanities, community service, medical, business and commercial fields. Nomination forms will be available in fall 2017.

Fred Macklin Memorial Man of the Year   Sponsored by Fortis BC
Awarded to a man in recognition of his overall outstanding voluntary contributions to the city of Kelowna. Contributions may be related to recreation, the arts, education, humanities, community service, medical, business and commercial fields. Nomination forms will be available in fall 2017.

Young Female Volunteer of the Year
Sponsored by the YMCA of Okanagan
Awarded to a young female, in recognition of her overall outstanding contributions to the city of Kelowna. Contributions may be related to recreation, the arts, education, humanities, community service, medical, business and commercial fields. The three finalists will each receive funding towards their post secondary education, from the Dillon Thomas Budd Youth Scholarship. Nomination forms will be available in fall 2017.

Young Male Volunteer of the Year  
Sponsored by the YMCA of Okanagan
Awarded to a young male, in recognition of his overall outstanding contributions to the city of Kelowna. Contributions may be related to recreation, the arts, education, humanities, community service, medical, business and commercial fields. The three finalists will each receive funding towards their post secondary education, from the Dillon Thomas Budd Youth Scholarship. Nomination forms will be available in fall 2017.

Sports Awards

Bob Giordano Memorial Award   
Awarded to an individual who has contributed significantly to Kelowna through voluntary service to amateur sport, such as coaching or administrative support. Nomination forms will be available in fall 2017.

Bryan Couling Memorial Award
Sponsored by Grant Thornton
Awarded to the Kelowna based team (amateur or professional) who brought the greatest amount of recognition to Kelowna in 2017. Nomination forms will be available in fall 2017.

Athlete of the Year - Female  
Awarded to a female athlete (amateur or professional) who brought the greatest amount of recognition to Kelowna in 2017. Nomination forms will be available in fall 2017.

Athlete of the Year - Male   
Awarded to a male athlete (amateur or professional) who brought the greatest amount of recognition to Kelowna in 2017. Nomination forms will be available in fall 2017.

Volunteer Organization of the Year Award

The Central Okanagan Foundation, Volunteer Organization of the Year  
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. Nomination forms will be available in fall 2017.

Corporate Community of the Year Award

Corporate Community of the Year (Small/Medium & Large)
Sponsored by Kelowna Community Resources
Awarded to a Kelowna business that has provided outstanding support for employee volunteerism in addition to financial contributions and initiatives having had a direct benefit to the city of Kelowna. May be related to environment, health, arts and culture, recreation, education, social services, neighbourhood and community improvement.

Champion for the Environment Award

Champion for the Environment (Individual & Business)
Sponsored by Best Western Plus Kelowna
Awarded to an individual and a business whose actions and achievements have shown outstanding environmental leadership or innovative environmental contributions, having a direct benefit on the city of Kelowna. Selections are based on environmental initiatives and contributions for the year 2017. Nomination forms will be available in fall 2017.

Sponsors

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