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Distinguished Service Awards

Call for Nominations

Kamloops City Council is inviting nominations for the City's Distinguished Service Award.

The Distinguished Service Award was initiated by Mayor & Council to acknowledge those, who, over a period of time, have dedicated their time and service to the well-being of our community and its citizens.

This year's Award has been split into 3 categories:

Youth (18yrs and under)
Young Adult (19 yrs - 30 yrs)
Adult (30 yrs +)

» Download Nomination form
» Ciriteria/Invitation for Nomination

Deadline for nominations is 4:30 pm on Friday, March 3, 2017.

The following selection criteria will be applied:

  • Nominees will have demonstrated commitment to various endeavours or services to the community over a period of time.
  • Present members of Council, City staff, and groups do not qualify for nomination.
  • Individuals who have received the Freedom of the City, a Centennial Medal, or a previous Distinguished Service Award will not qualify.
  • Nominees will have been residents of the City of Kamloops during their service to the community.
  • Nominations will not be accepted from family members of nominees.
  • The nominee's service should be considered to be a voluntary contribution to the growth and development of the community or the well-being of its citizens.

The selected citizens will be invited to a formal reception to receive the Distinguished Service Award in recognition of their contributions to the community.

Nomination forms and copies of the selection criteria are available from City Hall Reception or here.

2016 Honourable Recipients

Distinguished Service Award
Back L - R: Cst. Rod Buchanan, Mike Stewart-Smith, Stan Fike, Cst. George Buttuls.
Front L - R: Sherry Chamberlain, Francois Lambert, Delores Owen, Terri Axani.
Photo: Peter Olsen Photography.

Past Recipients
We honour the following for their contributions.

Naomi B Butner
Ambo Dhaliwal
Jeevyn Dhaliwal
Doreen Haughton
Enid Janzen
Barbara Morgan
Marian Owens
Kris Stephenson
Karen Willies
Yosh Yoshida

Ian Neighbour
Robert J Perry

Andrew Quirie

Natalie Lidster
Alice Ross
Joyce Ware

Sue Adams
Jan Cook
Elizabeth Lyne
Izzy McQueen

Maurice (Mo) Bradley
Natasha Chisholm
Kailey Jolliffe
Natasha Nilsen
Sandy Van Camp

Harvey Fraser
Lynda MacKenzie
Acacia Schmietenknop
Ruth Williams

Sandra Blair
Graham Cope
Pat Decker
Jessie Ann Fleming
Trevor Jensen
Niki Remesz
Anthony Salituro

Jeff Arnold
Charlie Bruce
Edward "Ted" Erickson
Raymond Jolicoeur
Claire Moreau
Andrew Philpot
Helen Saemerow
Janice Yeung

Marion Anderson
Bob Cowden
Chenel Meunier-Tedford
Julie Moray
Jordan Popadynetz
Margaret Rodgers
Joan Wymer

Terri Axani
Sherry Chamberlain
Stan Fike
Francois Lambert
Delores Owen
Mike Stewart-Smith

Jody Lewis
Executive Assistant
7 Victoria Street West
Kamloops, BC V2C 1A2
ph 250-828 3494
fax 250-828 3314

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