The 39th annual Kelowna Civic & Community Awards were handed out last night at a ceremony held in the Kelowna Community Theatre.
Heading up the list of winners this year were Rose Sexsmith, recipient of the Sarah Donald – Treadgold Memorial Award as Woman of the Year, and Sean Phil, winner of the Fred Macklin Memorial Award as Man of the Year.
Award recipieints in the other categories were:
Teen Honour in the Arts —Mandy Jong
Honour in the Arts—Glenna Turnbull
Young Female of the Year—Pauline Schrott
Young Male of the Year—Jonathan Charlton
The Central Okanagan Foundation, Volunteer Organization of the Year—Freedom’s Door
Corporate Community of the Year – Small to Medium Business—Mavazi Apparel
Corporate Community of the Year ( Large Business)—Cooper’s Foods Rutland Store
Champion for the Environment (Individual)—Judie Steeves
Champion for the Environment (Business) —House of Rose Winery
Bob Giordano Memorial Award—Dino Gini
Bryan Couling Memorial, Athletic Team of the Year Award—Kelowna Christian School Senior Boys Basketball Team
Augie Ciancone Memorial Award (Female)—Jacqueline Sellers
Augie Ciancone Memorial Award (Male)—Josiah Joseph
Female Athlete of the Year—Keely Watts-Watling
Male Athlete of the Year—Alex Hart
Anita Tozer Memorial—The Kelowna Gospel Mission Volunteer Dentists
The sponsors of this year’s awards event included Central Okanagan Foundation, FortisBC, Grant Thornton,the Capital News, Kelowna Community Resources, UBCO, Aberdeen Hall, Mark of Distinction, Bell Media, Little Straw Vineyard, Castanet, Prospera Credit Union, Best Western Plus and YMCA of Okanagan.
For more on the Civic & Community Awards, visit www.kelowna.ca/residents.