The City of Calgary is honouring 17 award winners at the 2010 Calgary Awards. The Calgary Awards is The City’s official citizen recognition program celebrating Calgarians and local organizations for their outstanding achievements and significant contributions for improving the quality of life in Calgary.
The 2010 Calgary Awards is Wednesday, June 15 at 7:30 pm in the Calgary Municipal Building. Mayor Nenshi and Members of City Council will recognize the recipients at the ceremony.
The 2010 Calgary Awards recipients are:
The Community Achievement Awards – Recognizes outstanding contributions and achievements in community life.
Citizen of the Year – Gordon Hoffman
Grant MacEwan Lifetime Achievement – Colin P. MacDonald
Arts – Aritha van Herk
Community Advocate – Yvonne Schmitz
Community Advocate Organization – Aspen Family & Community Network Society
Commerce – LivingWorks Education Inc.
Education – Sharon Carry
Heritage – Blane Hogue
Youth – Jocelyn Davis
The Environmental Achievement Awards - Recognizes environmental achievements in advanced technology, management, conservation, protection, enhancement, education, stewardship and promotion of the city’s environment.
Blue Skies – AMEC Earth & Environmental
Corporate – Calibre Environmental Ltd.
Educational Institution – The University of Calgary
Individual Achievement – Mark McCullough
Not-For-Profit – Green Calgary – Healthy Homes
The Signature Award – Recognizes an outstanding individual who has brought significant recognition to Calgary.
W. Brett Wilson
The Award for Accessibility – Recognizes buildings or facilities that exceed minimum requirements for accessibility by persons with disabilities.
Trico Centre for Family Wellness
The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize – Recognizes literary achievement by a Calgary author.
Clem & Olivier Martini for “Bitter Medicine: A Graphic Memoir of Mental Illness”
In 1994, The City of Calgary established the Calgary Awards to celebrate and recognize outstanding achievements and contributions made by Calgarians. Each year, individuals, corporations, community groups, schools and organizations are nominated in five major award categories, for a total of 17 awards. The City of Calgary encourages all Calgarians to look to their neighbours, colleagues, community leaders and local organizations and businesses for those who could qualify as recipients of the Calgary Awards. For more information visit The City website at calgary.ca/calgaryawards.
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A media backgrounder on the Calgary Awards is available in The City newsroom.