Community Service Awards

2018 Mission 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 ceremony took place on April 19, 2018 at the Clarke Theatre. The next Call for Nominations period will take place in the fall of 2019.

The award categories are as follows:

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.
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.

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


2018 Community Service Award Winners


Against the Odds Achievement Award
Tracy Martin

Arts and Culture Service Award
Cory Cassel 

Community Service Award
Reg and Lily Sayers
Mervin Hildebrandt
Wally Warkentin
Loa Duncan
Beverly James
Janis Foerster
Ernestine O’Rourke
Natashia Cox
Julie Hartland and Moneca Harder

Community Service Award (under age 25)
Doug Hughes
Jordyn Mooney

Crime Prevention and Community Safety Award
John Keresman

Sports Volunteer of the Year Award
Dan Williams

Special Accomplishment Award
Daphne Sleigh
Dan Rempel

Special Recognition Award
125th Anniversary Committee

Lifetime Achievement Award
Bonnie Harber
Dick Brodie
Sophie Zehner
Ron Cockroft

Citizen of the Year Award
Barry McLeod

Freeman of the City Award
Betty Robertson
Cal Crawford
Terry Gidda
Mel Zajac

View Past Community Service Award Recipients

Video of the 2018 Community Service Awards:

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