On September 28, The City of Calgary presented 16 awards to recipients at the 2015 Calgary Awards. Mayor Nenshi and members of City Council were in attendance to recognized the many deserving recipients at the ceremony.
The Calgary Awards showcase The City’s priorities of community, the environment, accessibility, and arts and culture. “Achievements and contributions by citizens in these areas should be acknowledged and celebrated,” said Catherine Humeny, coordinator of citizen recognitions & protocol.
This year, highlights from the awards presentation include the Community Advocate Award presented to Patricia McLeod, the Signature Award, recognizing an individual who has brought significant recognition to the city, to Richard F. Haskayne and The Citizen of Year award to David Pickersgill for his outstanding contributions to his community.
The Calgary Awards is The City’s official citizen recognition program established in 1994, celebrating Calgarians and local organizations for their outstanding achievements and significant contributions for improving the quality of life in Calgary. Each year, individuals, corporations, community groups, schools and organizations are nominated in five major award categories. It is one of the largest citizen recognition programs in the city.
“We celebrated the best of who we are as Calgarians. The work our recipients do to make Calgary a better place makes us proud to live and work in this great city,” said Mayor Nenshi following the ceremony.
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. Nomination applications open in the fall. For more information please visit calgary.ca/calgaryawards.