Civic Award nomination deadline fast approaching

January 31, 2019
Public service announcement

Everyone knows somebody extraordinary – and now’s the time to identify them! Help us recognize the contributions of outstanding organizations and individuals in the community by submitting a nomination for a Civic & Community Award. The nomination deadline is Friday, Feb. 8.

These awards recognize the talent, dedication and generosity of the men, women and youth who have contributed to making Kelowna a better place to live in 2018.

The Young Male and Young Female Volunteer of the Year award winners will also receive a scholarship. The Dillon Thomas Budd and Payton Leigh Budd Scholarship awards funding towards post-secondary goals to all three finalists. The recipients of these awards will receive $1000 and the remaining finalists will receive $500.This year, the recipient for Teen Honour in the Arts will also receive a $500 entrance scholarship to the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at UBC Okanagan.

Nomination categories include:

  • Central Okanagan Foundation – Volunteer Organization of the Year
  • Champion for the Environment Awards (individual and business)
  • Corporate Community of the Year (small and medium to large businesses)
  • Fred Macklin Memorial Award – Man of the Year
  • Sarah Donalda Treadgold Memorial Award – Woman of the Year
  • Young Male & Female Volunteer of the Year
  • Honour in the Arts and Teen Honour in the Arts
  • Male & Female Athlete of the Year
  • Bob Giordano Memorial Award – Volunteer Coach or Sport Administrator of the Year
  • Bryan Couling Memorial Award – Athletic Team of the Year

Online nomination forms can be found on the Civic & Community Awards page at Hard copy forms are available at City Hall and Parkinson Recreation Centre. Completed forms can be dropped off at City Hall or Parkinson Recreation Centre or emailed to As a thank you, all nominees and nominators will be entered to win a draw prize.

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