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Nominations open for the 2016 Kelowna Civic and Community Awards

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December 01, 2016 - 3:03 PM

Nominations are now being accepted for the City of Kelowna’s 42nd annual Civic and Community Awards. The awards recognize outstanding individuals and organizations whose contributions and achievements brought recognition to the city in 2016.

“These awards recognize the volunteers, artists, athletes, businesses and organizations who bring inspiration to the community,” said Mariko Siggers, Community and Neighbourhood Services Manager. “We’ve had an abundance of outstanding individuals and groups in 2016 who have shone a positive light on our city, so we ask the public to make sure they receive the recognition they deserve by nominating them for an award.”

Nominations are due Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 and can be submitted online, by email or hard copy.

Online nomination forms can be found on the Civic and Community Awards webpage under news and events on the City’s website. Hard copy forms are available to be picked up at City Hall, Parkinson Recreation Centre and Okanagan Regional Library Kelowna branch locations.

Nomination categories include:

  • Bob Giordano Memorial Award – Volunteer Coach or Sport Administrator of the Year
  • Bryan Couling Memorial Award – Athletic Team of the Year
  • Male & Female Athlete 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
  • Sarah Donalda Treadgold Memorial Award – Woman of the Year
  • Fred Macklin Memorial Award – Man of the Year
  • 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.

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

Click here for more information about the awards and previous finalists.

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