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Community Service Awards

Mission Community Service Awards

The District of Mission Community Service Awards honour those who have demonstrated exemplary volunteerism within our community. Celebrated biennially, the most recent awards show took place on April 7, 2016 at the Clarke Theatre.

The District of Mission celebrates individuals, groups, or organizations who have demonstrated exemplary volunteerism in the following areas:

 Arts & Culture: For outstanding volunteerism in the field of arts and culture.
Citizen of the Year: Recognizes the contributions of one individual for their overall volunteerism and commitment to impr
oving the quality of life for the citizens of Mission.
Community Service: For demonstrating exemplary leadership in community volunteerism.
Community Service (under age 25): For demonstrating exemplary leadership in community volunteerism.
Crime Prevention & Community Safety: For an individual, group, or organization who has demonstrated exemplary volunteerism in the area of crime prevention and public safety.
Lifetime Achievement: For an individual, group, or organization that has a notable history of volunteerism which has resulted in the overall betterment of Mission.
Special Accomplishment:
Bestowed to an individual, group, or organization for demonstrating significant volunteer leadership skills or who has accomplished a noteworthy contribution in any field or endeavour.
Sports Volunteer of the Year: For an individual who has demonstrated exemplary volunteerism in the field of sports.
Against the Odds Achievement: For an individual who achieves excellence despite the special challenges faced by people with disabilities.

2016 Community Service Award Winners

Photo of 2016 Freeman
Photo of Mayor Hawes and MP Sidhu
Photo of Award Certificates

To view the full album from the 2016 Mission Community Service Awards, click here.

To view information on each of the 2016 Mission Community Service Award Recipients, click here.

Against the Odds Achievement Award
Mission Special Olympics Soccer Team

Arts and Culture Service Award
Deborah Handley

Community Service Award
• Neighbourhood School Champions
• Canadian Cancer Society, Mission Unit, and Its Volunteers
• Denyse Tavener
• John Retallick

Community Service Award (under age 25)
• Gianluca (Luca) Paniccia
• Valley Youth Partnership for Engagement and Respect (VYPER)
• Sarah Baban

Sports Volunteer of the Year Award
• Tom Nguyen
• Rick Grant
• Eugene Sepke

Special Accomplishment Award
• Mission Youth (MY) House Volunteers
• Michele Chapman-Sheaves

Special Recognition Award
• Heidi Smith

Lifetime Achievement Award
• Roy Archer
• Doug Pearson
• Ken Selvaraja
• Mission Healthcare Auxiliary Society
• Mission Heritage Association and the Fraser River Heritage Park Volunteers

Citizen of the Year Award
Paul Horn

Freeman of the City Award
• Lilian Dudfield (posthumously)
• Barbara Fehrmann
• Judith Ray
• Steve Sharpe
• Heather Stewart

For more information on the Community Service Awards, please contact Christine Brough, Executive Assistant, at 604-820-3703 or cbrough@mission.ca.

 

View past Community Service Award Recipients