Civic Awards nomination period closing soon

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KELOWNA - The deadline is approaching to nominate outstanding artists, athletes, volunteers, environmentalists, businesses and volunteer organizations for a Civic & Community Award. The last day to submit nominations is Friday, Feb. 17.

The 42nd Annual Civic & Community Awards will recognize the talent, dedication and generosity of the men and women who brought recognition to Kelowna in 2016.

Nomination categories include:
Sarah Donalda Treadgold Memorial Award – Woman of the Year
Fred Macklin Memorial Award – Man of the Year
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
Champion for the Environment (individual and business)
Corporate Community of the Year (small/medium and large)
Central Okanagan Foundation - Volunteer Organization of the Year
Honour in the Arts
Teen Honour in the Arts
Young Male & Female Volunteer of the Year

The Young Male & Female Volunteer of the Year finalists will receive funding towards their post-secondary education through the Dillon Thomas Budd Youth Scholarship, sponsored by the Thomas Alan Budd Foundation.  Each award recipient will receive $1,000; while each of the four finalists will receive $500.

Nominations can be submitted online, by email or hard copy. Online nomination forms can be found on the Civic & Community Awards webpage under Our Community on Hard copy forms are available at City Hall and Parkinson Recreation Centre.

Celebrate with the finalists and recipients at the awards gala on May 10, 2017 at the Kelowna Community Theatre. Tickets will go on sale starting March 20.

For more information about the awards and previous finalists, visit

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