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2015 Civic and Community Award winners announced

Some Kelowna residents deserve to be walking with their head held a little higher today.

The City of Kelowna announced the successful Civic and Community Awards finalists on Wednesday night at the Kelowna Community Theatre.

<who> Photo Credit: KelownaNow. </who> The Kelowna Rockets 2014/2015 Hockey Club won the Bryan Couling Memorial Award – Athletic Team of the Year.

The 2015 recipients are:

Anita Tozer Memorial Award

  • Sharon Shepherd

Bob Giordano Memorial Award

  • Dennis Richardson

Bryan Couling Memorial Award – Athletic Team of the Year

  • The Kelowna Rockets 2014/2015 Hockey Club

Female Athlete of the Year Award

  • Kierra Smith

<who> Photo Credit: KelownaNow. </who> Photo Credit: Pan-Am gold medalist Kierra Smith won the Female Athlete of the Year Award.

Male Athlete of the Year Award

  • Will Dean

Female Augie Ciancone Memorial Award

  • Ellie McCarthy

Male Augie Ciancone Memorial Award

  • Parker Simson

Young Female Volunteer of the Year Award

  • Maya Gay

<who> Photo Credit: Maya Gay. </who> Maya Gay (right) eon the Young Female Volunteer of the Year Award.

Young Male Volunteer of the Year Award

  • Stuart Isherwood

Teen Honour in the Arts Award

  • Lauren Maier

Honour in the Arts Award

  • Rosemary Thomson

Central Okanagan Foundation – Volunteer Organization of the Year Award

  • Hands in Service

Fred Macklin Memorial Award - Man of the Year Award

  • Raghwa Gopal

<who> Photo Credit: BC Venture Acceleration Blog. </who> Raghwa Gopal, Accelerate Okanagan's CEO, won the Fred Macklin Memorial Award - Man of the Year Award.

Sarah Donalda Treadgold Memorial Award - Woman of the Year Award

  • Lorena Mead

<who> Photo Credit: KelownaNow. </who> Coach Lorena Mead (far right) won the Sarah Donalda Treadgold Memorial Award - Woman of the Year Award.

Corporate Community of the Year Award

Small /Medium Business

  • Boyd Autobody & Glass

Large Business

  • Valley First

Champion for the Environment Award

Individual

  • Hugh Westheuser

Business

  • Unless Market

<who> Photo Credit: Unless Market on Facebook. </who> Unless Market won for Champion for the Environment among businesses.

The Young Female and Male Volunteers of the Year Award finalists and recipients will each be receiving funding towards their post-secondary education, including $1,000 for each award recipient and $500 for each of the two finalists. The funding is sponsored by the Thomas Alan Budd Foundation.



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