March 20, 2017 7:14 pm

Kelowna Civic & Community award nominees revealed

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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.

2016 award finalists by category are:

Fred Macklin Memorial Award – Man of the Year
Garry Benson
Brett Millard
Jason Picklyk

Sarah Donalda-Treadgold Memorial Award- Woman of the Year
Shannon Christensen

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June Nicolay
Kelly Taverner

Young Male Volunteer of the Year
Andrew Kates
Cassidy Murrell
Kristian Oppenheim

Young Female Volunteer of the Year
Megan Phillips
Gabriela Rubio
Gillian Smith

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
Moga Moms
Third Space Coffee
Volinspire Community Contribution Company
Large Business
COSTCO Wholesale, Kelowna
Home Depot Kelowna
Winn Rentals

Honour in the Arts
Karen Close
Adam Meachem
Rena Warren

Teen Honour in the Arts
Julia Chambers
Andrew Kates
Andrea Sorestad

Augie Ciancone Memorial Award – Female High School Athlete of the Year
Ashlyn Day
Natalie Hope
Nicola Lopes

Augie Ciancone Memorial Award – Male High School Athlete of the Year
Taylor Knoll
Flynn McCarthy
Justin Peleshytyk

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
Kendall Gross
Gord McGinnis
Randall Wright

Male Athlete of the Year
Trevor Stirling
Rostam Turner
Gareth Williams

Female Athlete of the Year
Olivia Gran
Taylor Ruck
Jordyn Yendley

Champion for the Environment
Individual
Nancy Mora Castro
Business
Spider Agile Technology
Value Village, Kelowna
The award recipients from each category will be revealed at the Civic & Community Awards Gala on Wednesday, May 10 at the Kelowna Community Theatre.

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