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 The presentation will also air on Shaw TV, Channel 10 beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The 2016 Calgary Awards recipients are:

Community Achievement AwardsRecognizes 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 AwardRecognizes 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 AwardRecognizes an exceptional individual whose personal and/or professional activities have gained international acclaim or brought significant recognition to Calgary.

Robert Brawn

The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book PrizeRecognizes literary achievement by a Calgary author.

Joan Crate, “Black Apple”, Simon & Schuster Canada

The Award for AccessibilityRecognizes 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