Community Service Awards – Saturday, April 27, 2013
Community Service Awards Ceremony
Saturday, April 27, 2013
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Mission Leisure Centre Gymnasium
2013 Freeman of the City Award:
Claire Clemo – Freeman of the City
2013 Community Service Award Recipients:
Elyssa Lockhart – Citizen of the Year
Barbara Fehrmann – Lifetime Achievement Award
District of Mission Arts Council – Lifetime Achievement Award
Eshona Debaat – Against the Odds Achievement Award
Jan Gardner – Arts & Culture Service Award
Mission Friends of the Library – Arts & Culture Service Award
JoyVox Community Choir– Arts & Culture Service Award
Mission Adopt-A-Block Society – Community Service Award
Gorilla Gardeners– Community Service Award
James (Jimmy) Logan - Community Service Award
William R. McDonald – Community Service Award
Rhett Nicholson– Community Service Award
Heidi Smith – Community Service Award
Tamara Throssell – Community Service Award
Mission Citizens Patrol – Crime Prevention & Community Safety Award
Damon & Crystal Matkovich – Sports Volunteers of the Year
Noreen Wright – Sports Volunteer of the Year
Background Information on Nomination Process: In November 2012, the District of Mission Mayor and Council invited the public to submit nominations for 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 improving the quality of life for the citizens of Mission.
Community Service: 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 endeavor.
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.
The deadline for submissions was January 14, 2013. Award recipients will be presented with their awards at the 2013 Volunteer Appreciation and Celebration Event on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the Leisure Centre.