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Nominations for the 47th 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 47th annual awards will recognize and celebrate those who brought positive recognition to our city in 2021.   

By nominating an individual or business, you'll help to ensure that those in our community that contribute to making Kelowna a better place to live are given the recognition they deserve. Click on the category titles below for award eligibility details. 
Nominations officially open December 6, 2021 and will be accepted until February 11, 2022.

FILL OUT THE NOMINATION FORM

Important: before you begin the nomination process, please read the following selection criteria information:

  • Selections are solely based on the nomination package highlighting the nominee’s achievements/contributions for the year 2021.
  • Nominees must not have personally benefited from their volunteer activities, nor should the contributions be considered part of their normal employment or job responsibilities.
  • Past information can be included, but the nomination package should primarily regard their contributions in 2021.

As an added incentive this year only, all nominators will be entered to win a $100 gift certificate to their favourite restaurant. 
If you would like to request a hard copy (paper-version) of the nomination form, please contact kglackmeyer@kelowna.ca.

A note about the 47th annual awards and the impact of COVID-19:

Due to the ongoing pandemic, many sectors have been impacted particularily hard. This includes the sport sector, which saw many team-based and competitive sports being cancelled through the majority of 2020 and into 2021. Any nominations that were accepted in the Male and Female Athlete of the Year and Athletic Team of the Year categories in 2020 will be carried over to the 2021 awards program and combined with nominations from this year. 

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
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.
Note: due to impacted competitive sport seasons, nominations in 2020 & 2021 will be combined and one winner will be chosen in 2021.

Athlete of the Year - Female 
Awarded to a female athlete (amateur or professional) who brought the greatest amount of recognition to Kelowna.
Note: due to impacted competitive sport seasons, nominations in 2020 & 2021 will be combined and one winner will be chosen in 2021.

Athlete of the Year - Male 
 Awarded to a male athlete (amateur or professional) who brought the greatest amount of recognition to Kelowna.
Note: due to impacted competitive sport seasons, nominations in 2020 & 2021 will be combined and one winner will be chosen in 2021.

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.

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.

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.  

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 Karley Glackmeyer for more information about the Civic Awards at kglackmeyer@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