The City of Kelowna released the list of finalists of the 40th Annual Civic and Community Awards Monday.
The Civic and Community Awards recognize volunteers, artists, athletes and business leaders through 12 categories and 17 awards.
The award recipients from each category will be revealed on Thursday, April 30 as part of the gala ceremony taking place at the Kelowna Community Theatre.
“We are pleased with the exceptional nominations received in each of the award categories for this milestone year,” said Louise Roberts, Community and Neighbourhood Services Manager, in a press release.
“The awards highlight our residents, businesses and organizations that have made a significant contribution to making our city a better place to live.”
New for the 2014 awards, the finalists of the Young Male and Young Female Volunteer of the Year Awards will receive funding toward their post-secondary goals – $1,000 for the award recipient and $500 for each of the two finalists. The funding is sponsored by the Thomas Alan Budd Foundation.
Tickets for the gala are now available at a cost of $25 per person. To purchase tickets, please call 250-469-8811.
For more information about the awards, visit kelowna.ca/residents.
2014 award finalists by category are (in alphabetical order):
Fred Macklin Memorial Award – Man of the Year
Sarah Donalda-Treadgold Memorial Award- Woman of the Year
Young Male Volunteer of the Year
Young Female Volunteer of the Year
Central Okanagan Foundation – Volunteer Organization of the Year
CRIS Adaptive Adventures
Pathways Abilities Society
United Way of the Central & South Okanagan Similkimeen
Corporate Community of the Year Award
Small /Medium Business
Tetra Tech EBA Inc.
Emil Anderson Construction
Save on Foods
Honour in the Arts
Teen Honour in the Arts
Female Augie Ciancone Memorial Award
Male Augie Ciancone Memorial Award
Bryan Couling Memorial Award – Athletic Team of the Year
Immaculata Senior Girls Volleyball Team
Okanagan Rockets – Boys Major Midget Hockey Team
UBC Okanagan Heat – Women’s Volleyball Team
Bob Giordano Memorial
Male Athlete of the year
Female Athlete of the Year
Champion for the Environment
St. Hubertus Estate Winery