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 will be held Wednesday, May 10, at the Kelowna Community Theatre and will recognize individuals, businesses and organizations for their contributions in 2016.

Tickets for the gala are now available at a cost of $25 per person. To purchase tickets, please call 250-469-8800.

2016 Finalists

Fred Macklin Memorial Award - Man of the Year

  • Garry Benson
  • Brett Millard
  • Jason Picklyk

Sarah Donalda-Treadgold Memorial Award- Woman of the Year

  • Shannon Christensen
  • June Nicolay
  • Kelly Taverner

Young Male Volunteer of the Year

  • Andrew Kates
  • Cassidy Murrell
  • Kristian Oppenheim

Young Female Volunteer of the Year

  • Megan Phillips
  • Gabriela Rubio
  • Gillian Smith

Central Okanagan Foundation – Volunteer Organization of the Year

  • Canadian Mental Health Association, Kelowna Branch
  • Kelowna Gospel Mission
  • Project Literacy Kelowna Society

Corporate Community of the Year Award

Small /Medium Business

  • Moga Moms
  • Third Space Coffee
  • Volinspire Community Contribution Company

Large Business

  • COSTCO Wholesale, Kelowna
  • Home Depot Kelowna
  • Winn Rentals

Honour in the Arts

  • Karen Close
  • Adam Meachem
  • Rena Warren

Teen Honour in the Arts

  • Julia Chambers
  • Andrew Kates
  • Andrea Sorestad

Augie Ciancone Memorial Award – Female High School Athlete of the Year

  • Ashlyn Day
  • Natalie Hope
  • Nicola Lopes

Augie Ciancone Memorial Award – Male High School Athlete of the Year

  • Taylor Knoll
  • Fynn McCarthy
  • Justin Peleshytyk

Bryan Couling Memorial Award – Athletic Team of the Year

  • The Kelowna Mission Junior Bantam Lions Football Team
  • The Kelowna Senior Secondary Owls, Senior Boys Basketball Team
  • The UBC Okanagan Heat, Women’s Volleyball Team   

Bob Giordano Memorial Award – Coach or Sport Administrator of the Year

  • Kendall Gross
  • Gord McInnes
  • Randall Wight

Male Athlete of the Year

  • Trevor Stirling
  • Rostam Turner
  • Gareth Williams

Female Athlete of the Year

  • Olivia Gran
  • Taylor Ruck
  • Jordyn Yendley

Champion for the Environment

Individual

  • Nancy Mora Castro

Business

  • Spider Agile Technology
  • Value Village, Kelowna         
Award categories and nomination forms
Honour in the Arts Awards

Teen Honour in the Arts  ( online nomination   pdf nomination )
Sponsored by Prospera Credit Union
Awarded to a youth who has made an outstanding contribution in Kelowna through cultural and/or artistic efforts. Nominees must be between the ages of 13 and 19 as of Dec. 31, 2016.

Honour in the Arts  ( online nomination  /  pdf nomination )
Sponsored by Prospera Credit Union
Awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution in Kelowna through cultural and/or artistic efforts.

Citizens of the Year Awards

Sarah Donalda Treadgold Memorial Woman of the Year  ( online nomination  /  pdf nomination )
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.

Fred Macklin Memorial Man of the Year   ( online nomination  /  pdf nomination )
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.

Young Female Volunteer of the Year ( online nomination  /  pdf nomination )
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. Nominees must be between the ages of 13 and 19 as of Dec. 31, 2016. The three finalists will each receive funding towards their post secondary education, from the Dillon Thomas Budd Youth Scholarship.

Young Male Volunteer of the Year   ( online nomination   pdf nomination )
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. Nominees must be between the ages of 13 and 19 as of Dec. 31, 2016. The three finalists will each receive funding towards their post secondary education, from the Dillon Thomas Budd Youth Scholarship.

Sports Awards

Bob Giordano Memorial Award   ( online nomination  /  pdf nomination )
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  ( online nomination  /  pdf nomination )
Sponsored by Grant Thornton
Awarded to the Kelowna based team (amateur or professional) who brought the greatest amount of recognition to Kelowna in 2016.

Athlete of the Year - Female  ( online nomination   pdf nomination )
Awarded to a female athlete (amateur or professional) who brought the greatest amount of recognition to Kelowna in 2016.

Athlete of the Year - Male   ( online nomination  /  pdf nomination )
Awarded to a male athlete (amateur or professional) who brought the greatest amount of recognition to Kelowna in 2016.

Volunteer Organization of the Year Award

The Central Okanagan Foundation, Volunteer Organization of the Year  ( online nomination  /  pdf nomination )
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 (Small/Medium & Large) ( online nomination  /  pdf nomination )
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) ( online nomination  /  pdf nomination )
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 2016.

Sponsors

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