Award finalists named

The City of Kelowna has unveiled finalists for the 43rd annual Civic and Community awards.

The finalists were selected from dozens of nominations submitted for 17 awards in 12 different categories.

Names of those individuals and businesses were unveiled before city council Monday afternoon.

Winners will be announced Thursday, April 26 at the Kelowna Community Theatre.

“Kelowna is a great place to live not only because of our four season playground but because of the people who live and work here,” said Mariko Siggers, community and neighbourhood services manager.

“The awards night is an exceptionally inspirational evening that highlights the residents, businesses and organizations that have made a significant contribution to making our city a better place to live.”

Tickets are available through Kelowna Tickets, or by calling 250-862-2867.

Finalists include:

Bob Giordano Memorial

Cara Fischer
Bob Harris
Linda McIntosh

Bryan Couling Memorial Award – Athletic Team of the Year

Kelowna Senior Secondary, Boys Curling Team
Okanagan Mission School, Senior Girls Soccer Team
U18 Sun Devils AAA Midget Baseball Team

Female Athlete of the Year

Veronika Fagan
Lucia Jakab
Taryn O’Neill

Male Athlete of the year

Brent Fikowski
Grant Shephard
Tony Wilkinson

Female Augie Ciancone Memorial Award

Karina Bagi
Holly McGarvey
Taryn O’Neill

Male Augie Ciancone Memorial Award

Clarke Larsen
Jackson Obst
Quinn Rasmussen

Young Female Volunteer of the Year

Jenny Kang
Nicole Keeler
Ashley Robinson

Young Male Volunteer of the Year

Kristian Oppenheim
Shilong Pan
Finnegan Pihl

Teen Honour in the Arts

Griffin Hodge
Madelyn Miyashita
Kristian Oppenheim

Honour in the Arts

Laurie Koss
David McIlvride
Simone Orlando

Central Okanagan Foundation – Volunteer Organization of the Year

Central Okanagan Search & Rescue (COSAR)
Emergency Support Services (ESS)
Kiwanis Clubs of Kelowna

Fred Macklin Memorial Award - Man of the Year

Peter Boyd
Richard Deacon
Bill Justus

Sarah Donalda-Treadgold Memorial Award- Woman of the Year

Candace Chisholm
Cathy Jennens
Catherine Williams

Corporate Community of the Year Award

Small Business

Coast Capital Savings, Kelowna
Scotia Wealth Management – Scotia McLeod Kelowna
Start Fresh – A Collaborative Kitchen Inc.

Medium to Large Business

Costco Wholesale, Kelowna
Crowe MacKay LLP
The Home Depot, Kelowna

Champion for the Environment


Gordon Lovegrove
Angela Nagy
Linda Trepanier


Nido Design
One Big Table
Value Village, Kelowna

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. The award recipients will receive $1,000; while each of the four remaining finalists will receive $500.




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