The City of Kelowna announced the finalists of the 41st Annual Civic and Community Awards today. 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 Wednesday, April 27, as part of the gala ceremony taking place at the Kelowna Community Theatre.
“Kelowna is a great place to live not only because of our surroundings but because of the people who live and work in this community,” said Louise Roberts, Community and Neighbourhood Services Manager. “The awards highlight the residents, businesses and organizations that have made a significant contribution to making our city a better place to live.”
2015 award finalists by category are (finalists are listed in alphabetical order):
Bob Giordano Memorial Award
Bryan Couling Memorial Award – Athletic Team of the Year
The Kelowna Grizzlies, Special Olympics Softball Team
The Kelowna Rockets 2014/2015 Hockey Club
The Okanagan Sun Football Team
Female Athlete of the Year Award
Male Athlete of the Year Award
Female Augie Ciancone Memorial Award
Male Augie Ciancone Memorial Award
Young Female Volunteer of the Year Award
Young Male Volunteer of the Year Award
Teen Honour in the Arts Award
Honour in the Arts Award
Central Okanagan Foundation – Volunteer Organization of the Year Award
Hands in Service
The Kelowna Gospel Mission
Okanagan Chef’s Association
Fred Macklin Memorial Award – Man of the Year Award
Sarah Donalda-Treadgold Memorial Award – Woman of the Year Award
Corporate Community of the Year Award
Small /Medium Business
Boyd Autobody & Glass
Rambo Mechanical Ltd.
McDonalds Restaurants of Kelowna
Valley First Credit Union
Champion for the Environment Award
Bouygeus Energies & Services Canada
The Young Male & Female Volunteer of the Year finalists will receive funding towards their post secondary education through the Dillon Thomas Budd Youth Scholarship, sponsored by the Thomas Alan Budd Foundation. Each award recipient will receive $1,000; while each of the four remaining finalists will receive $500.
Tickets for the Award Night are now available, to purchase tickets, please call 250-469-8811.
For more information about the awards, visit kelowna.ca/residents.