March 17, 2014 - 4:32 PM
KELOWNA – The finalists for the 39th Annual Civic and Community Awards were announced at Kelowna Council Monday.
Active Living and Culture Division Director Jim Gabriel says this was a record year for nominations.
“It was a record breaking year for the number of nominations we received, which made our selection committee’s job even harder,” he says.
“Kelowna is a great place to live not only because of our surroundings but more so because of the people who live and work in this community. The awards capture how inspired we are as a community and highlight our residents, businesses and organizations that have made a significant difference by enhancing the lives of others and making our city a better place to live.”
The 2013 finalists by category are:
Man of the Year
Jim Belshaw, Sean Pihl and Darryl Reuter
Woman of the Year
Carole Bridges, Jody Pihl and Rose Sexsmith
Young Male of the Year
Johnathan Charlton, John Gray and Kolby Zinger-Harris
Young Female of the Year
Melissa Curatolo, Freya Kellet and Pauline Schrott
Volunteer Organization of the Year
Mavazi Apparel, Pace Sports Fitness and Urban Harvest
Cooper’s Foods (Rutland), Grant Thornton LLP and Royal LePage.
Honour in the Arts
Jan Harvey, Yuriko Larson and Glenna Turnbull
Teen Honour in the Arts
Mikayla Jones, Mandy Jong and Marko Prodanovic
Female Augie Ciancone Memorial
Hannah Johnson, Jacquline Sellers and Carys Swann
Male Augie Ciancone Memorial
Liam Duncan, Josiah Joseph and Aaron Stroda
Athletic Team of the Year
KCS Senior boys basketball team, KCS Senior girls volleyball team and UBCO Heat women’s cross-country running team
Bob Giordano Memorial
Dino Gini, Dan Proulx and John Sharples
Male Athlete of the Year
Alex Hart, Eric Neilson and Josh Zakala
Female Athlete of the Year
Julianne Delaurier, Danielle Gruber and Keely Watts-Watling
Champion for the Environment
John Campbell McInnes, Jenica Frisque and Judie Steeves
House of Rose Winery, London Drugs and Summerhill Winery.
Award recipients will be revealed May 1 as part of the gala ceremony at the Kelowna Community Theatre.
Tickets are on sale now at a price of $25 each. To purchase, call 250-469-8811.
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