Monday, June 7, 2010

Winners announced for 2009 Calgary Awards

The City of Calgary is honouring 17 award winners at the 2009 Calgary Awards, which are The City’s official citizen recognition program highlighting Calgarians and local organizations for their outstanding achievements and significant contributions for improving the quality of life in Calgary.

The 2009 Calgary Awards is Wednesday, June 9 at 7:30 pm in the Calgary Municipal Building. Mayor Bronconnier and Members of City Council will recognize the recipients at the ceremony.

The 2009 Calgary Awards recipients are:

The Community Achievement Awards – Recognizes outstanding contributions and achievements in community life.

Citizen of the Year – John Hegwood
Grant MacEwan Lifetime Achievement – The Honourable Peter Lougheed
Arts – Anne Green
Community Advocate – Lonny Balbi
Community Advocate Organization – YWCA of Calgary
Commerce – Community Natural Foods
Education – Dr. David Marshall
Heritage – Sheila Johnston
Youth – Samantha Brown

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 – Matrix Solutions Inc.
Corporate – DIRTT Environmental Solutions
Educational Institution – Alberta Solar Decathlon Team
Individual Achievement – Lonny Balbi
Not-For-Profit – Calgary Zoo: ENMAX Conservatory

The Signature Award – Recognizes an outstanding individual who has brought significant recognition to Calgary.

Jennifer Bekker

The Award for Accessibility – Recognizes buildings or facilities that exceed minimum requirements for accessibility by persons with disabilities.

Canada Diagnostic Centres – Westhills Clinic

The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize – Recognizes literary achievement by a Calgary author.

Gordon Pengilly for “Metastasis and Other Plays”

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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