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Civic awards nominees revealed

The City of Kelowna has announced the finalists for the 36th annual Civic and Community Awards.

Awards winners from each category will be revealed at a gala ceremony set for Wednesday, April 27, at the Kelowna Community Theatre.

Nominated by Kelowna citizens, the finalists are recognized for their outstanding achievements which contributed significantly to the community in 2010.

The award finalists are:

Fred Macklin-Man of the Year—awarded to a man in recognition of his overall outstanding contributions to the well-being of the city of Kelowna:

• Gordie Aboughoush

• Jim Belshaw

• Thomas Budd

Sarah Donalda-Treadgold-Women of the Year—awarded to a woman in recognition of her overall outstanding contributions to the well-being of the city of Kelowna:

• Joyce Brinkerhoff

• Heather Schneider

• Julie Wambeke

Central Okanagan Volunteer Organization of the Year—awarded to the volunteer organization that has provided outstanding community service relating to actions having a direct beneficial effect on residents in Kelowna:

• Canadian

Mental Health

Association

• Cops for Kids

Charitable Foundation

• Kelowna Gospel

Mission

Young Male Citizen of the Year—awarded to a young male citizen who has made an outstanding contribution to the well-being of the city of Kelowna:

• Peter Davidson

• David MacLean

• Ryan Mitton

Young Female Citizen—awarded to a young female citizen who has made an outstanding contribution to the well-being of the City of Kelowna:

• Brianna Beaudry

• Shanna Graham

• Danielle

Heinzlemann

Augie Ciancone Memorial-Female—awarded to the most outstanding high school female athlete in the area of the Central Okanagan.

• Jonel Boileau

• Spencer Knapp

• Nicky Sellinger

Augie Ciancone Memorial-Male—awarded to the most outstanding high school male athlete in the area of the Central Okanagan:

• Taylor Loffler

• Jonathan Russo

• Devin Spence

Honour in the Arts—awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution in Kelowna through cultural and/or artistic efforts:

• Alexandra Babbel

• Quinn Best

• Tracy Ross

Teen Honour in the Arts—awarded to a youth who has made an outstanding contribution in Kelowna through cultural and/or artistic efforts:

• Grace Kim

• Sarah MacFarlane

• Twyla Spittle

Bob Giordano Memorial—awarded to a Kelowna citizen who has contributed significantly through voluntary service to amateur sport, such as coaching or administrative support:

• Terry Britton

• Leonie Popoff

• Randy Sparrow

Bryan Couling Memorial—awarded to the Kelowna team (amateur or professional) bringing the greatest amount of recognition to Kelowna:

• Kelowna Grizzlies

• Kelowna United

U16 Boys Soccer

• UBCO Women’s Volleyball

Female Athlete of the Year—awarded to the female athlete (amateur or professional) bringing the greatest amount of recognition to Kelowna:

• Robyn Buna

• Alexa Kennedy

• Kelsey Serwa

Male Athlete of the Year—awarded to the male athlete (amateur or professional) bringing the greatest amount of recognition to Kelowna.

• Dan Crockett

• Connor McCormack

• James Taylor

 

 

Corporate Community of the Year—awarded to a Kelowna business in recognition of its generous support to organizations and/or community initiatives having a direct benefit on the residents of Kelowna. Support may be in the form of employee volunteerism, financial contributions or in-kind services:

• Prospera Credit

Union

• Royal LePage

Kelowna

• Kelowna’s

Walmart store

Tickets for the Gala evening are available to the public starting Monday, March 21.

Tickets cost $25/person, available at the city recreation and cultural services office at the Carpi Centre Mall (next to Extra Foods). Call 250 469-8811.

For more information on the City of Kelowna’s annual Civic and Community awards, see the visit kelowna.ca.

 

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