City of Kelowna 2015 Civic Award finalists revealed

The City of Kelowna announced the finalists of the 41st Annual Civic and Community Awards today.

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

George Curran

Dennis Richardson

Paul Thiessen

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

Olivia Gran

Kierra Smith

Heather Wurtele

Male Athlete of the Year Award

Jerome Blake

Will Dean

Ryan Moffat

Female Augie Ciancone Memorial Award

Ellie McCarthy

Nicole Hart

Shayla Tyerman

Male Augie Ciancone Memorial Award

Nicolas Reitsma

Parker Simson

Spencer Young

Young Female Volunteer of the Year Award

Jenaya Copithorne

Maya Gay

Kelty Slaney

Young Male Volunteer of the Year Award

Stuart Isherwood

Nicholas Kayban

Myles Mattila

Teen Honour in the Arts Award

Emily Friesen

Lauren Maier

Clara Swan

Honour in the Arts Award

Stephen Buck

Laurie Koss

Rosemary Thomson

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

Raghwa Gopal

Terry Scott

Alan Strachan

Sarah Donalda-Treadgold Memorial Award – Woman of the Year Award

Kathleen Halton

Cathy Jennens

Lorena Mead

Corporate Community of the Year Award

Small /Medium Business

Boyd Autobody & Glass

Oranj Fitness

Rambo Mechanical Ltd.

Large Business

McDonalds Restaurants of Kelowna

Telus

Valley First Credit Union

Champion for the Environment Award

Individual

Gabe Cipes

Michelle Hamilton

Hugh Westheuser

Business

Bouygeus Energies & Services Canada

Unless Market

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.

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