Kelowna honours outstanding contributions during 40th annual civic awards

The City of Kelowna held its 40th annual civic awards at the Kelowna Community Theatre.

KELOWNA - The City of Kelowna celebrated its 40th annual civic and community awards at a gala event at the Kelowna Community Theatre.

The awards recognize outstanding contributions and achievements by Kelowna residents in a range of categories.

The full list of award recipients is provided below:

Teen Honour in the Arts
Antony Knight

Honour in the Arts
Jennifer Schell

Young Female Volunteer of the Year  
Thish Rajapakshe

Young Male Volunteer of the Year
Nikolai Lesack

The Central Okanagan Foundation, Volunteer Organization of the Year
United Way of the Central & South Okanagan Similkameen

Woman of the Year - Sarah Donald - Treadgold Memorial Award
Meryle Corbett

Man of the Year - Fred Macklin Memorial Award
David Krysko

Corporate Community of the Year - Small to Medium Business
Wentworth Music

Corporate Community of the Year - Large Business
Save on Foods

Champion for the Environment - Individual
Casey Hamilton

Champion for the Environment – Business

Bob Giordano Memorial Award
Tom Maxwell

Bryan Couling Memorial, Athletic Team of the Year Award
Okanagan Rockets, Major Midget Hockey Club

Augie Ciancone Memorial Award - Female
Emma Johnson

Augie Ciancone Memorial Award - Male
Jeff Tubbs

Female Athlete of the Year
Kelsey Serwa

Male Athlete of the Year
Robbie Yochim

Anita Tozer Memorial
Arion Therapeutic Farms

For more on the Civic & Community Awards and the recipients, visit

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