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.

Thank you for watching the 45th Annual Civic & Community Awards presentation.
Congratulations to all finalists and recipients who helped shine a positive light on our city in 2019.

Here are the winners of the 45th Annual Civic & Community Awards:

Anita Tozer Memorial Award – bestowed by Council
Randy Benson

Fred Macklin & Sarah Donalda-Treadgold Memorial Award - Citizen of the Year
Al Hildebrandt

Bob Giordano Memorial Award – Coach/Sport Administrator of the Year
Darcy Rysz

Bryan Couling Memorial Award – Athletic Team of the Year
KSS Owls AAAA Girls Volleyball

Central Okanagan Foundation’s Volunteer Organization of the Year Award
Project Literacy

Champion for the Environment Award
Operation Take Two

Corporate Community of the Year Award
Avalon Event Rentals

Female Athlete of the Year Award
Madelyn Hettinga

Male Athlete of the Year Award
Trevor Brigden

Female Augie Ciancone Memorial Award – Top High School Athlete
Madelyn Hettinga

Male Augie Ciancone Memorial Award – Top High School Athlete
Roan McCarthy

Young Citizen of the Year Award
Abby Kiehlbauch

Teen Honour in the Arts Award
Sarah McIntyre

Honour in the Arts Award
Erin Scott
 

The awards ceremony was originally scheduled to be held on April 29 at Rotary Centre for the Arts, but the event was cancelled in light of distancing measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The nomination period for the 46th Annual Civic Awards, celebrating the accomplishments of Kelowna residents, business and organizations in 2020, will open in the fall. 

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.
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
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
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 
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 Union
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.

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

Athlete of the Year - Male
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'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.

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.

Champion for the Environment Award

Champion for the Environment
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

                  Central Okanagan Foundation logo              

   fortis bc logo                kelowna community resources logo

Supporting Sponsors

Mark of Distinction logo                                              Castanet logo

OKANAGAN CENTRAL SCHOOLS ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

Sunfm logo