Civic & Community Awards finalists revealed
The finalists for the 42nd annual Civic & Community Awards have been named.
The City of Kelowna's annual award ceremony recognizes volunteers, artists, athletes and business leaders that made significant contributions to the city.
The award recipients from each category will be revealed at the Civic & Community Awards Gala on Wednesday, May 10 at the Kelowna Community Theatre.
"It was a difficult task narrowing down finalists as we had some exceptional submissions in each of the award categories for 2016," said Mariko Siggers, Community and Neighbourhood Services Manager. "These are the people, the businesses and organizations that work hard to make our city a great place to live and we're excited to recognize these leaders in our community."
2016 award finalists by category are (finalists are listed in alphabetical order):
Fred Macklin Memorial Award - Man of the Year:
Sarah Donalda-Treadgold Memorial Award- Woman of the Year:
Young Male Volunteer of the Year:
Young Female Volunteer of the Year:
Central Okanagan Foundation - Volunteer Organization of the Year:
-Canadian Mental Health Association, Kelowna Branch
-Kelowna Gospel Mission
-Project Literacy Kelowna Society
Corporate Community of the Year Award:
Small /Medium Business
-Third Space Coffee
-Volinspire Community Contribution Company
-COSTCO Wholesale, Kelowna
-Home Depot Kelowna
Honour in the Arts:
Teen Honour in the Arts:
Augie Ciancone Memorial Award - Female High School Athlete of the Year:
- Ashlyn Day
Augie Ciancone Memorial Award - Male High School Athlete of the Year:
Bryan Couling Memorial Award - Athletic Team of the Year:
-The Kelowna Mission Junior Bantam Lions Football Team
-The Kelowna Senior Secondary Owls, Senior Boys Basketball Team
-The UBC Okanagan Heat, Women's Volleyball Team
Bob Giordano Memorial Award - Coach or Sport Administrator of the Year:
Male Athlete of the Year:
Female Athlete of the Year:
Champion for the Environment:
-Nancy Mora Castro
-Spider Agile Technology
-Value Village, Kelowna
Tickets for the gala are now available at a cost of $25 per person. To purchase tickets, please call 250-469-8800.
For more information about the awards, visit kelowna.ca/our-community under News & events.