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The 48th Annual Civic & Community Awards

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. The 48th annual awards  recognize and celebrate those who brought positive recognition to our city in 2022. 

Nominations for the 48th annual Civic & Community Awards are open now. 

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Award categories
Honour in the Arts Awards

Teen Honour in the Arts
Sponsored by UBC Okanagan
Awarded to a youth who has made an outstanding contribution in Kelowna through cultural and/or artistic efforts.

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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
Supported by ArtsCo
Awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution in Kelowna through cultural and/or artistic efforts.

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    Citizens of the Year Awards

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

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    Young Citizen of the Year
    Sponsored by Crowe MacKay
    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. 

     

     

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    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. 

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    Bryan Couling Memorial Award
    Sponsored by Raymond James
    Awarded to the Kelowna based team (amateur or professional) who brought the greatest amount of recognition to Kelowna.

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    Athlete of the Year - Female 
    Sponsored by the Payton and Dillon Memorial Fund
    Awarded to a female athlete (amateur or professional) who brought the greatest amount of recognition to Kelowna.

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    Athlete of the Year - Male 
    Sponsored by the Payton and Dillon Memorial Fund
    Awarded to a male athlete (amateur or professional) who brought the greatest amount of recognition to Kelowna.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Volunteer Organization of the Year Award

    The Central Okanagan Foundation's 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. 

    The recipient of this award will receive a $3000 donation from the Central Okanagan Foundation.

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    Corporate Community of the Year Award

    Corporate Community of the Year
    Sponsored by KCR Community Resources
    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.

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    Champion for the Environment Award

    Champion for the Environment
    Sponsored by Peter's, Your Independent Grocer
    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.

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    About the awards

    The 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.

    Please contact Craig Campbell for more information about the Civic Awards at ccampbell@kelowna.ca.

    Sponsors

    Category Sponsors

                          Central Okanagan Foundation logo      

                       kelowna community resources logo         

    Supporting Sponsors

    Mark of Distinction logo                                              Castanet logo           
                                           

    OKANAGAN CENTRAL SCHOOLS ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION