Civic & Community Awards

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The City of Kelowna Civic & Community Awards recognize outstanding contributions and achievements in our city. The award program includes categories for youth, arts, athletics, volunteerism, businesses and volunteer organizations.

Help us recognize the talent, dedication and generosity of those who have contributed to making Kelowna a better place to live, by nominating someone today!

The nomination period for the 2019 award season is now open. Nominations will be accepted until Friday February 14, 2020.

Click on the category titles below for award eligibility details and to view the fillable PDF nomination forms. The awards night honouring the 2019 achievements and contributions will be held on Wednesday April 29, 2020 at the Rotary Centre for the Arts.

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 and the Thomas Alan Budd Foundation
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 Dillon Thomas Budd and Payton Leigh Budd Youth Scholarship, courtesy of the Thomas Alan Budd Foundation.

Sports Awards

Bob Giordano Memorial Award
Sponsored by Valley First Credit Union
Bob Giordano Coach/Sport 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
Sponsored by Grant Thornton LLP
Bryan Couling Athletic Team of the Year Nomination Form
Awarded to the Kelowna based team (amateur or professional) who brought the greatest amount of recognition to Kelowna.

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.

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.

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. To nominate, please contact the School District at  sd23.bc.ca.

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. To nominate, please contact the School District at  sd23.bc.ca.

Volunteer Organization of the Year Award

The Central Okanagan Foundation, Volunteer Organization of the Year
Volunteer 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.

Sponsors

Category Sponsors

      Grant Thornton logo                      

          Central Okanagan Foundation logo              

   fortis bc logo                kelowna community resources logo

 DILLON THOMAS BUDD & PAYTON LEIGH BUDD YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP

Supporting Sponsors

Mark of Distinction logo                                              Castanet logo

OKANAGAN CENTRAL SCHOOLS ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

Sunfm logo