The finalists for the 42nd annual Civic & Community Awards have been announced.
The City of Kelowna’s annual award ceremony recognizes volunteers, artists, athletes and business leaders that made significant contributions to the city.
The winners from each category will be revealed at the Civic & Community Awards Gala on Wednesday, May 10th 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
Corporate Community of the Year Award
Small /Medium Business
Honour in the Arts
Teen Honour in the Arts
Augie Ciancone Memorial Award – Female High School Athlete of the Year
Augie Ciancone Memorial Award – Male High School Athlete of the Year
Bryan Couling Memorial Award – Athletic Team of the Year
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