The City is honouring recipients at the 2016 Calgary Awards
The City of Calgary will be presenting the 2016 Calgary Awards to recipients on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in the Calgary Municipal Building Atrium. Media are invited to attend the event to obtain interviews and/or photographs.
The Calgary Awards is The City’s citizen recognition program celebrating Calgarians and local organizations for their outstanding achievements and significant contributions to improve the quality of life in Calgary. Mayor Nenshi and members of City Council will recognize the recipients at the ceremony.
The awards presentation will stream live online at calgary.ca/calgaryawards. The presentation will also air on Shaw TV, Channel 10 beginning at 7:30 p.m.
The 2016 Calgary Awards recipients are:
Community Achievement Awards: Recognizes outstanding contributions and achievements in community life.
Citizen of the Year – Dr. Lucy Miller
Grant MacEwan Lifetime Achievement – Dr. Robbie Babins-Wagner
Arts – Kathi Sundstrom
Commerce – Joanne Young
Community Advocate – Cheri Macaulay
Community Advocate Organization – Calgary Corporate Challenge
Education – Donald B. Smith
Heritage – Gordon J. Hoffman
Youth – Emily Gubski
The Environmental Achievement Award: Recognizes environmental achievement contributions that reduce our impact on and/or restore our city's natural environment.
Dr. Joe Vipond
Honourable Mention – Calgary Field Naturalists’ Society – Nature Calgary
The Signature Award: Recognizes an exceptional individual whose personal and/or professional activities have gained international acclaim or brought significant recognition to Calgary.
The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize: Recognizes literary achievement by a Calgary author.
Joan Crate, “Black Apple”, Simon & Schuster Canada
The Award for Accessibility: Recognizes buildings or facilities that exceed minimum requirements for accessibility for persons with disabilities.
Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre
The Calgary Awards were established in 1994 by The City of Calgary to celebrate and recognize outstanding achievements and contributions made by Calgarians in the preceding year. Each year, individuals, corporations, community groups and organizations are nominated in five major award categories. 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.