Mission Community Service Awards – April 26, 2022  (Clarke Theatre) from 7:00 p.m.

The City of Mission Community Service Awards honours those who have demonstrated exemplary volunteerism within our community. Celebrated biennially, the next awards ceremony will take place at the Clarke Theatre on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 from 7:00 p.m.  This community event is free to the public and, subject to Provincial Health Orders, everyone is encouraged to attend.  For more information on this event, please contact Christine Brough, Executive Assistant, at cbrough@mission.ca or 604-820-3703.

Please join us in celebrating the following distinguished award recipients:

  1. Camille Atebe has been awarded an Arts and Culture Award in recognition and appreciation of her efforts promoting quality theatre in and for the community;
  2. Mission Crime Prevention Volunteers have been awarded a Crime Prevention & Safety Award in recognition and appreciation of the countless hours that they volunteer every year to promote public safety, and the exemplary way in which they continued to serve the community throughout the pandemic;
  3. Judith Pellerin has been awarded a Crime Prevention & Safety Award in recognition and appreciation of her efforts to combat the opioid overdose crisis, promote awareness, and coordinate and support community services and initiatives;
  4. Mission Skating Club has been awarded the Sports Volunteer of the Year Award in recognition and appreciation of their tireless efforts to ensure a safe and meaningful skating program for the youth of Mission in the midst of a pandemic;
  5. Mission Emergency Support Services Team has been awarded a Special Accomplishment Award in recognition and appreciation of the exemplary way in which they provide emergency response support to those in need, both in the community and in the region;
  6. Mission All Together for Healthcare (MATH) Society has been awarded a Special Accomplishment Award in recognition of their advocacy, fundraising efforts, and exemplary leadership in matters related to healthcare which culminated in the December 22, 2021 commitment by the Province of British Columbia to install a CT Scanner in Mission Memorial Hospital;
  7. Young Guns Weight Lifting Club has been awarded a Community Service Award (Under Age 25) in recognition and appreciation of their efforts to make the sports of weight lifting and boxing accessible to youth from low-income families in both Mission and Abbotsford;
  8. Steve Bryan has been awarded a Community Service Award in recognition and appreciation of his ongoing commitment to sports in Mission, including his many years of volunteerism on behalf of Mission Minor Baseball and the Sasquatch Ski Club, as well as his ongoing leadership on the Mission Sports Council;
  9. Maureen Coates has been awarded a Community Service Award in recognition and appreciation of her many years of service with the Beavers, and the remarkable way that she spreads joy and has positively influenced the youth of Mission;
  10. Liz Ellis has been awarded a Community Service Award in recognition and appreciation of the enthusiastic and tireless way in which she serves those around her, including her work with seniors, 3 Crows Productions, Hope Central and a variety of different organizations over the years;
  11. Bill and Linda Golightly have been awarded a Community Service Award in recognition of their dedication to and tireless efforts on behalf of Mission Special Olympics, including their enthusiastic support of the Fraser River Heritage Park community event parking program;
  12. Rotary Club of Mission and Rotary Club of Mission Mid-Day have been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition and appreciation of many decades of service to and leadership in the community;
  13. Mission District Historical Society has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition and appreciation of 50 years of service on behalf of the community, preserving and highlighting the region’s rich heritage for people of all ages and ethnic backgrounds;
  14. BC Custom Car Association and Mission Raceway Park have been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award in celebration of 30 years in their current location and for the 57 years that they have spearheaded motorsport in Mission, and for their fundraising efforts and the many ways in which they promote a sense of community within Mission;
  15. Jeff MacAulay has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his tireless efforts on behalf of Mission Minor Lacrosse and the youth of Mission;
  16. Mike Davison has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition and appreciation of over 35 years of volunteerism on behalf of Mission Minor Baseball and the exemplary way in which he has promoted activity and supported the athletes of Mission;
  17. Gordon and Ann Mohs have been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition and appreciation of their efforts to preserve local heritage and promote opportunities for collaboration and partnership with First Nations;
  18. Jim Taylor has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition and appreciation of over three decades of environmental stewardship and his tireless efforts to maintain and enhance riparian habitat; and
  19. Ellen Youn-Nguyen has been awarded the Citizen of the Year Award for 2022 in recognition and appreciation of her enthusiastic and positive community spirit, and her tireless efforts on behalf of a variety of different organizations over the years, including but not limited to Mission Minor Baseball, the Mission Sports Council, Mission Skating Club, the Mission District Historical Society, and the Rotary Club of Mission Mid-day.

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.  The following individuals will be presented with Freedom of the City Medals at the 2022 Community Service Awards Ceremony in recognition of their outstanding dedication and lifelong service to the community:

  1. Valerie Billesberger;
  2. Jim Hinds;
  3. Glen Kask; and
  4. Doug

 

Click here to see past recipients.

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