Mission Community Service Awards
The City of Mission Community Service Awards honour those who have demonstrated exemplary volunteerism within our community. Celebrated biennially, the next awards ceremony will place in April of 2024 at the Clarke Foundation Theatre.
Call for Nominations Period is Now Open
The Call for Nominations period runs from September 20, 2023, and ends on November 22, 2023. All nominations must be received by the deadline to be considered.
All nominations must include the contact information of the person submitting the nomination as well as the contact information for the person, group, or organization being nominated. A profile and background information about the person, group, or organization you are nominating, as well as the rationale for your nomination, must also be provided.
Nominations must be submitted online.
The City of Mission Mayor and Council invite you to submit nominations for individuals, groups, or organizations who have demonstrated exemplary volunteerism in the following areas:
Community Service: This award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated exemplary leadership in community volunteerism. There are two categories for this award: individuals 25 years of age or younger (see below), and individuals over the age of 25.
Community Service (under age 25): This award is presented to an individual under the age of 25 who has demonstrated exemplary leadership in community volunteerism.
Arts & Culture: This award is presented to an individual for outstanding volunteerism in the field of arts and culture.
Crime Prevention & Community Safety: This award is presented to an individual, group, or organization who has demonstrated exemplary volunteerism in the area of crime prevention and public safety.
Jenny Stevens Diversity and Inclusion: This is a new award, created on February 6, 2023, in honour of former City of Mission Councillor Jean (Jenny) Louise Stevens. Jenny was the municipality’s longest serving member of Council. She was elected in 1999, served six terms in office, retired on November 1, 2018, just a few weeks shy of her 82nd birthday, and passed away on October 2, 2022. Jenny lost her vision when she was young and faced several debilitating and painful physical health challenges that became more pronounced over the latter part of her life. Nevertheless, she was widely known for her tenacious spirit, her zest for life, her willingness to ruffle feathers and her tireless efforts on behalf of the people of Mission. This award replaces the Against the Odds Achievement Award, which Councillor Stevens was instrumental in creating, and the category has been broadened to include not only individuals who achieve excellence while dealing with special challenges but also individuals / organizations who advocate for and promote diversity and / or exemplify the spirit of diversity and inclusion.
Sports Volunteer of the Year: This award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated exemplary volunteerism in the field of sports.
Special Accomplishment: This award is bestowed to an individual, group, or organization for demonstrating significant volunteer leadership skills or for having accomplished a noteworthy contribution in any field or endeavor.
Lifetime Achievement: This award is presented to an individual, group, or organization that has a notable history of volunteerism which has resulted in the overall betterment of Mission.
Citizen of the Year: This award recognizes the contribution of an individual for their overall volunteerism and commitment to improving the quality of life in the City of Mission.
For more information on the Community Service Awards, please contact Christine Brough, Executive Assistant, at email@example.com or 604-820-3703.
Freedom of the City Medals:
The Freedom of the City is the highest award that Council can confer and is given for conspicuously exceptional and distinguished community service. This award is presented at the biennial Community Service Awards Ceremony but is not part of the Call for Nominations process.
View Past Community Service Award Recipients