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43rd Annual Civic and Community Awards Gala

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43rd Annual Civic and Community Awards Gala
43rd Annual Civic and Community Awards Gala
43rd Annual Civic and Community Awards Gala
Kelowna's Civic and Community Awards recognize outstanding contributions and achievements in our community each year. The awards night honouring 2017 achievements and contributions will be held on April 26, 2018 at the Kelowna Community Theatre. And the nominees are:

Teen Honour in the Arts

Awarded to a youth who has made an outstanding contribution in Kelowna through cultural and/or artistic efforts in 2017. Nominees: Griffin Hodge, Madelyn Miyashita, and Kristian Oppenheim.

Honour in the Arts

Awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution in Kelowna through cultural and/or artistic efforts in 2017. Nominees: Laurie Koss, David McIlvride and Simone Orlando.

Citizens of the Year Awards

Sarah Donalda Treadgold Memorial Woman of the Year

Awarded to a women in recognition of her overall outstanding voluntary contributions to the city of Kelowna in 2017. Contributions may be related to recreation, the arts, education, humanities, community service, medical, business and commercial fields. Nominees: Cabdace Chisholm, Cathy Jennens and Catherine Williams.

Fred Macklin Memorial Man of the Year

Awarded to a man in recognition of his overall outstanding voluntary contributions to the city of Kelowna in 2017. Contributions may be related to recreation, the arts, education, humanities, community service, medical, business and commercial fields. Nominees: Peter Boyd, Richard Deacon and Bill Justus.

Young Female Volunteer of the Year

Awarded to a young female, in recognition of her overall outstanding contributions to the city of Kelowna in 2017. Contributions may be related to recreation, the arts, education, humanities, community service, medical, business and commercial fields. The three finalists will each receive funding towards their post secondary education, from the Dillon Thomas Budd Youth Scholarship. Nominees: Jenny Kang, Nicole Keeler and Ashley Robinson.

Young Male Volunteer of the Year

Awarded to a young male, in recognition of his overall outstanding contributions to the city of Kelowna in 2017. Contributions may be related to recreation, the arts, education, humanities, community service, medical, business and commercial fields. The three finalists will each receive funding towards their post secondary education, from the Dillon Thomas Budd Youth Scholarship. Nominees: Kristian Oppenheim, Shilong Pan and Finnegan Pihl.

Sports Awards

Bob Giordano Memorial Award

Awarded to an individual who has contributed significantly to Kelowna through voluntary service to amateur sport, such as coaching or administrative support. Nominees: Cara Fischer, Bob Harris and Linda McIntosh.

Bryan Couling Memorial Award

Awarded to the Kelowna based team (amateur or professional) who brought the greatest amount of recognition to Kelowna in 2017. Nominees: Kelowna Senior Secondary, Boys Curling Team, Okanagan Mission School, Senior Girls Soccer Team, and U18 Sun Devils AAA Midget Baseball Team.

Athlete of the Year - Female

Awarded to a female athlete (amateur or professional) who brought the greatest amount of recognition to Kelowna in 2017. Nominees: Veronika Fagan, Lucia Jakab and Taryn O’Neill.

Athlete of the Year - Male

Awarded to a male athlete (amateur or professional) who brought the greatest amount of recognition to Kelowna in 2017. Nominees: Brent Fikowski, Grant Shephard and Tony Wilkinson.

The Central Okanagan Foundation, Volunteer Organization of the Year

Awarded to a volunteer or non-profit organization that has provided outstanding community services, with direct benefits to the city of Kelowna. Services may be related to environment, health, arts and culture, recreation, education, social services, neighbourhood and community improvement. Nominees: Central Okanagan Search & Rescue (COSAR), Emergency Support Services (ESS), and Kiwanis Clubs of Kelowna.

Corporate Community of the Year (Small & Medium/Large)

Awarded to a Kelowna business that has provided outstanding support for employee volunteerism in addition to financial contributions and initiatives having had a direct benefit to the city of Kelowna. May be related to environment, health, arts and culture, recreation, education, social services, neighbourhood and community improvement. Sponsored by Kelowna Community Resources. Nominees Small: Coast Capital Savings, Kelowna, Scotia Wealth Management – Scotia McLeod Kelowna, and Start Fresh – A Collaborative Kitchen Inc. Nominees Medium to Large: Costco Wholesale, Kelowna, Crowe MacKay LLP, and The Home Depot, Kelowna.

Champion for the Environment (Individual & Business)

Awarded to an individual and a business whose actions and achievements have shown outstanding environmental leadership or innovative environmental contributions, having a direct benefit on the city of Kelowna. Selections are based on environmental initiatives and contributions for the year 2017. Sponsored by Best Western Plus Kelowna. Nominees Individual: Gordon Lovegrove, Angela Nagy and Linda Trepanier. Nominees Business: Nido Design, One Big Table, and Value Village, Kelowna.
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