Kelowna City Hall. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Kelowna City Hall. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

46th annual Civic and Community Awards finalists announced

The awards highlight achievements made by Kelowna’s volunteers, artists, coaches, businesses and non-profit organizations

The finalists are being announced for the 46th annual Civic and Community Awards.

The top three finalists for each category were announced on March 22, and highlight achievements made by Kelowna’s volunteers, artists, coaches, businesses and non-profit organizations in 2020.

In lieu of an awards gala where finalists would traditionally be announced, winners will be announced virtually over the month of April to ensure public safety among the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Winner announcements will be made via video presentations shared at council meetings, via social media and posted here.

46th Annual Civic and Community Award finalists:

Honour in the Arts

  • David Doody
  • Dustyn Baulkham
  • Karma Lacoff Nieoczym

Teen Honour in the Arts

  • Allie Sieben
  • Julius Brooker
  • Scotty Berg

Bob Giordano Memorial Award – Coach/Sport Administrator of the Year

  • Christine Hank
  • Jenni Duff
  • Meghan Faust

Winners of the Honour in the Arts, Teen Honour and the Arts and Coach/Administrator of the Year Awards will be announced on Monday, April 12.

Champion for the Environment

  • UBC Okanagan
  • Columbia Bottle Depots
  • Anna Warwick Sears

Corporate Community of the Year Award

  • RBC Kelowna
  • Total Restoration
  • Peter’s Independent Grocer

Central Okanagan Foundation – Volunteer Organization of the Year

  • Kiwanis Clubs of Kelowna
  • Central Okanagan Region Nutrition Society
  • Elizabeth Fry Society

Winners of the Champion of the Environment, Corporate Community of the Year and Volunteer Organization of the Year Awards will be announced on Monday, April 19.

Young Citizen of the Year

  • Survinder Momi
  • Tian Whitehead
  • Toni Willoughby

Fred Macklin & Sarah Donalda-Treadgold Memorial Award – Citizen of the Year

  • Craig Siemens
  • Elaine McMurray
  • Shannon Gall

Winners of the Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year Awards, along with the Anita Tozer Memorial Award, bestowed by Mayor and Council, will be announced on Monday, April 26.

The Young Citizen of the Year finalists will receive funding towards their post-secondary education through the Payton and Dillon Budd Memorial Fund Youth Scholarship. The award recipient will receive $2,000; while each of the two remaining finalists will receive $1,000.

The recipient of the Teen Honour in the Arts award will receive a $500 entrance scholarship to the University of British Columbia Okanagan, courtesy of the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies.

Due to many of the team-based and competitive sports being cancelled for the majority of 2020, the Okanagan Central Schools Athletic Association’s (OCSAA) Augie Ciancone Memorial Awards for high school athletes are not proceeding as part of this year’s awards program.

Nominations accepted in the Male and Female Athlete of the Year and Athletic Team of the Year categories have been carried over for consideration for the 47th annual Civic and Community Awards.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Want to support local journalism? Make a donation here.

Awards

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Interior Health nurses were administering COVID-19 vaccines to seniors and care aides in Kelowna on Tuesday, March 16. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
Kelowna martial arts gym refusing patrons who have been vaccinated, wear masks

Interior Health previously issued a ticket to Flow Academy in February for non-compliance with public health orders

Forward Elan Bar Lev Wise of the West Kelowna Warriors (right, shown playing for the Vernon Vipers in 2019) has been suspended nine games by the B.C. Hockey League for being the instigator and aggressor in an after-the-game fight with Vernon’s Kjell Kjemhus Monday, April 12, at Kal Tire Place. Kjemhus was given a two-game suspension for his role in the fight after the game was over. (Morning Star - file photo)
West Kelowna Warriors forward handed lengthy suspension

Elan Bar Lev Wise fought Vernon Vipers forward Kjell Kjemhus after BCHL game was over Monday, April 12; Kjemhus suspended two games

A worker is seen dismantling the damaged crane on April 13. (Aaron Hemens - Kelowna Capital News)
Crews dismantle crane damaged in Glenmore Construction fire

The crane expected to be removed by the end of the day

The Okanagan Forest Task Force’s only means of getting garbage out of the backcountry broke down on Tuesday, April 6. (Kane Blake - Okanagan Forest Task Force)
Okanagan forest cleanup group’s truck repaired free of charge

Okanagan Forest Task Force uses the truck to haul garbage out of the backcountry

Lime e-scooters will soon be offered in Kelowna. (Photo: Kris Krug)
E-scooters now allowed on Kelowna roadways under provincial pilot program

‘Rather than a novelty, this change will enable e-scooters to be used for more utilitarian transportation purposes’

A person receives a COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic run by Vancouver Coastal Health, in Richmond, B.C., Saturday, April 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS
B.C. sees 873 more COVID-19 cases Tuesday, decline continues

Hospitalizations up to 377, two more deaths for 1,515 so far

B.C. Premier John Horgan speaks at the B.C. legislature. (B.C. government)
Tougher COVID-19 restrictions in B.C., including travel, still ‘on the table’: Horgan

John Horgan says travel restrictions will be discussed Wednesday by the provincial cabinet

Conservation officers caught three men over fishing bull trout in Kinbasket Lake. (Facebook)
B.C. men fined $1.7K for overfishing near Revelstoke, Golden

The seized fish were donated to the Golden Food Bank

NorKam secondary student Karis Wilson in the outfit that got her sent home from school on Feb. 23, 2021. (Kamloops This Week photo)
Clothing that ‘detracts from learning process’ removed from SD73 student dress code

Policy change underway after student in knee-length dress, long-sleeve turtleneck sent home

A shop up on Grand Oro Road near Twin Lakes burned down on Monday. (Facebook)
Fire rips through shop in small South Okanagan town

The building was destroyed despite community efforts to fight the fire

WATCH: Conservation group releases short doc on saving South Okanagan’s ‘precious’ Sickle Point

Sickle Point, the last intact wetland near Skaha Lake, is facing the prospect of development

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Protesters occupied a road leading to Fairy Creek Watershed near Port Renfrew. (Submitted photo)
B.C. First Nation says logging activist interference not welcome at Fairy Creek

Vancouver Island’s Pacheedaht concerned about increasing polarization over forestry activities

Skaha Lake Middle School. (File photo)
COVID exposure at Penticton middle school

Skaha Middle School is the latest in growing lists of exposure in the Okanagan

Most Read