Kelowna announces Civic Awards finalists
In just under two months, the City of Kelowna will name the recipients of the 39th Annual Civic and Community Awards.
The nominees for those 17 awards in 12 different categories were revealed today.
“It was a record breaking year for the number of nominations we received, which made our selection committee’s job even harder,” said Jim Gabriel, divisional director, active Living and culture for the City of Kelowna.
“Kelowna is a great place to live not only because of our surroundings but more so because of the people who live and work in this community. The awards capture how inspired we are as a community and highlight our residents, businesses and organizations that have made a significant difference by enhancing the lives of others and making our city a better place to live.”
The 2013 award finalists by category are:
Fred Macklin Memorial - Man of the Year
Sarah Donalda-Treadgold Memorial - Woman of the Year
Young Male of the Year
Young Female of the Year
Central Okanagan Foundation – Volunteer Organization of the Year
Hands in Service
Seniors Outreach Society
Corporate Community of the Year Award
Small /Medium Business
Pace Sports Fitness
Cooper’s Foods, Rutland
Grant Thornton LLP
Honour in the Arts
Teen Honour in the Arts
Female Augie Ciancone Memorial
Male Augie Ciancone Memorial
Bryan Couling Memorial – Athletic Team of the Year
Kelowna Christian School Senior Boys Basketball Team
Kelowna Christian School Senior Girls Volleyball Team
UBCO Heat, Women’s Cross-Country Running Team
Bob Giordano Memorial
Male Athlete of the year
Female Athlete of the Year
Champion for the Environment
John Campbell McInnes
House of Rose Winery
Award recipients from each category will be revealed on Thursday, May 1, as part of the gala ceremony taking place at the Kelowna Community Theatre.
Tickets will be available March 17 at a cost of $25 per person. To purchase tickets,call 250-469-8811.
For more information, visit www.kelowna.ca/residents.