Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Recognizing 17 Calgary Awards recipients

Last week, The City of Calgary presented 17 awards to recipients at the 2013 Calgary Awards. Mayor Nenshi and members of City Council were in attendance to help celebrate the accomplishments of recipients at the ceremony.

The 17 awards showcase The City’s priorities of community, environment, accessibility, arts and culture. “These categories directly impact the quality of life of Calgarians. Efforts in these areas should be celebrated,” said Catherine Humeny, coordinator of citizen recognitions & protocol.

Highlights from the awards presentation include the Community Advocate award presented to Dr. Sandra M. Reilly; the Signature Award recognizing Janice Eisenhauer, co-founder of Canadian Women for Women (CW4W); The Citizen of the Year award to Mike Shaikh for his outstanding contributions to the community; and several award recipients from the University of Calgary.

Youth Award recipient Stephen Cho said, “It is an honour to be awarded tonight, and it is humbling to be among such accomplished Calgarians.”

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.

Mayor Nenshi said of the Awards, “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.”

The City of Calgary encourages all Calgarians to look to their neighbours, colleagues, community leaders, local organizations and businesses for those who could qualify as recipients of the Calgary Awards. Nomination applications for the 2014 Calgary Awards open in the fall. For more information please visit

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