Nominations for Kelowna's 45th Civic Awards open Monday

Award nominations open

The nomination period for the 45th annual Civic and Community Awards opens up Monday.

Nominations for awards recognizing volunteers, athletes, artists, environmentalists and businesses in 13 categories, is open from Dec. 9 through Feb. 14.

Criteria for all award categories and nomination forms are available at the city's website.

Nominations can be submitted via email or printed and delivered in person to city hall or the Parkinson Rec Centre.

The 2019 awards were streamlined earlier this fall, establishing gender neutral awards for young citizen and citizen of the year categories.

Categories for the 45th annual ceremony 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
  • Corporate Community of the Year
  • Central Okanagan Foundation Volunteer Organization of the Year
  • Honour in the Arts
  • Teen Honour in the Arts
  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year

The 2019 Civic and Community Award ceremony will be held April 29 at the Rotary Centre for the Arts.

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