Community Awards

The 2020 Community Awards are open for nominations. 

Do you know someone that makes Fort St. John a desirable place to live, work or play? Nominations close March 9, 2020, at 4 pm. Nominees will be recognized for their efforts at the gala on April 30.

Nominate someone today! Complete the online form or pick up a paper nomination form at City Hall, the Fort St. John Visitor Centre, or North Peace Leisure Pool!

Nomination Criteria

Each section is worth 10 points

Role – Describe the nominee’s contribution.

Impact – Describe the depth of the nominee’s contribution in their field or community

Reach – Describe who benefited from the nominee’s. Indicate how many people were affected and how they were affected. Have the contributions expanded to benefit other people or groups? Have they extended beyond the nominee’s community, locally or nationally?

Challenges – Describe the challenges (personal, social or other) that the nominee has overcome to make a contribution in their community.

Inspiration  – Describe how the nominee became a role model in the community and has inspired others.

Ineligible Nominees:

  1. Municipal, Provincial, or Federal Politicians presently holding office.
  2. Individuals who are on the Community Awards Planning Committee.
  3. Individuals, organizations or businesses that have won an award in the same category in the past three years.
  4. Nominations that do not have adequate information describing why the nominee should be considered for an award.
  5. Nominees who nominate themselves.
  6. Nominee who is being recognized for their paid role or duties. If a person is nominated on behalf of their professional roles and responsibilities (paid position), the nomination would go to the organization or business the individual works for, and the individual would then become the main point of contact.

Additional Notes:

  • Nominees will be contacted to confirm acceptance of the nomination.

  • Nominees will be put through a screening process.

  • Separate nominations may be submitted for as many individuals, businesses or groups as desired.

  • Nominators may be contacted for additional information.

  • Nominator’s identity will remain anonymous from the City.

Awards:

2019 Winners

Cultural Award

Individual or Corporate or Group

The Cultural Award recognizes an individual or group for their volunteer efforts in historical, visual, performing, or literary arts. Individuals may demonstrate excellence in an artistic field, have increased artistic and cultural opportunities within the community or encouraged residents to reach and expand their potential through culture in Fort St. John.

Eligibility: Nominees must have made an outstanding contribution within the past 12 months, and must not have won this award in the past three years.

2019 Winner: Sandy Troudt

Recreation Award

Individual or Corporate or Group

The Recreation Award recognizes an individual or group for their volunteer efforts in the promotion, organization, support, or motivation of sports, recreation, and leisure pursuits, including healthy and active living. Individuals may demonstrate excellence in an athletic discipline, have increased sport and recreational opportunities within the community, or encouraged residents to reach and expand their potential through recreation and wellness in Fort St. John.

Eligibility: Nominees must have made their outstanding contribution within the past 12 months, and must not have won this award in the past three years.

2019 Winner: Annika Hedican

Literacy Award

Individual or Corporate or Group

The Literacy Award recognizes the exceptional contributions of an individual, business or organization towards promoting literacy, language, multiculturalism, and community issues in Fort St. John.

Eligibility: Nominees must have made an outstanding contribution within the past 12 months, and must not have won this award in the past three years.

2019 Winner: Connie Greyeyes-Dick

Humanitarian Award

Individual or Corporate or Group

The Humanitarian Award recognizes a volunteer or group of volunteers whose actions, commitment, volunteer leadership, service and community spirit has made a difference in the lives of those in the community. It recognizes leadership in promoting awareness of accessibility in the community, outstanding contributions towards advancing sustainability initiatives, or a genuine commitment to providing a better future for Fort St. John residents.

Eligibility: Nominees must have made their outstanding contribution within the past 12 months, and must not have won this award in the past three years.

2019 Winner: Sherri Mytopher 

Youth Award

Individual or Corporate or Group

The Youth Award recognizes an individual or youth group who has made a positive contribution to the community on a volunteer basis such as developing a project, serving on a committee or other volunteer work with organizations and groups. Youth in this category may display outstanding qualities, provide leadership, support their peers, overcome challenges or contribute to Fort St. John in a meaningful way.

Eligibility: Nominees must have made their outstanding contribution within the past 12 months, be under the age of 19, and must not have won this award in the past three years.

2019 Winner: Ally Peever

Business Award - New in 2020

Individual or Corporate or Group

The Business Award recognizes the distinguished contributions of an individual, business or non-profit organization towards areas including, and not limited to; social innovation, mentorship, or investing in the community of Fort St. John.

Eligibility: Nominees must have made an outstanding contribution within the past 12 months.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Individual or Corporate or Group *

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual’s remarkable contributions and dedication to the community. Their contributions have improved the quality of life for citizens or brought positive recognition to Fort St. John.

Eligibility: Nominees must have made a significant contribution to the community of Fort St. John, and they must not have won this award previously.

*may be awarded posthumously

2019 Winner: Gail Weber

Mayor’s Citizen of the Year

Ambassador Award

The Mayor’s Citizen of the Year Award recognizes an individual that has achieved positive notoriety outside our community for their actions, is known as a leader or role model by their peers or has won international, national, or provincial titles or awards for their efforts. The recipient acts as an ambassador for our community and has recognized Fort St. John as their home and community where they built and honed their skills and abilities.

Eligibility: The recipient must identify as a resident of Fort St. John or be a previous resident that has relocated in the pursuit of excellence in their field, but still recognizes Fort St. John as their home community.

The Mayor’s Citizen of the Year Award will be awarded and evaluated at the Mayor's discretion.

2019 Winner: Paul van Nostrand 

Sponsorship Opportunities

There are still sponsorship opportunities available for more information email Community Development.