On Tuesday, April 23, 2013, the City of Port Coquitlam held a gala event at the Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex featuring entertainment, refreshments and the awards presentation. Many of the 86 past awards recipients also attended this year's special event.
Click to read about the 2013 award recipients.
The 2013 award recipients were presented with an etched glass Volunteer Recognition Award. All nominees received a commemorative 2013 lapel pin. The 2013 Selection Committee was comprised of 2012 Volunteer Recognition Award recipients, the Mayor and a City of Port Coquitlam staff resource person. The Lifetime Volunteer Award was selected by City Council.
Past Port Coquitlam Volunteer Recognition Award recipients are not eligible for all categories except Lifetime Volunteer, but past nominees are eligible for any category. Nominations must be for an individual (couples or group nominations are not eligible).
Nominees do not have to be a resident of Port Coquitlam, but should meet at least one of the following criteria:
- Their unpaid volunteer contributions provide extraordinary help or care to families or groups in Port Coquitlam.
- They continually commit their time, talent and energy, without pay, to improve the quality of life in Port Coquitlam.
- They have been voluntarily involved in a program or project that has had a lasting benefit for Port Coquitlam and its residents.
- Arts Heritage and Cultural Awareness
- Caring and Safety
- Environmental Protection and Enhancement
- Sports and Recreation
- Youth Programs
- U21 (Youth Under 21)
- Lifetime Volunteer
Arts Heritage and Cultural Awareness
Preserves and celebrates Port Coquitlam’s past and shares our community heritage with others and/or promotes the arts and cultural development of our community.
Caring and Safety
Enhances and promotes the community through caring actions and outstanding acts of humanitarianism; contributes towards making Port Coquitlam a safer place for residents of all ages.
Environmental Protection and Enhancement
Demonstrates an outstanding commitment to the promotion and preservation of Port Coquitlam’s natural environment for present and future generations.
Sports and Recreation
Enhances the quality of physical activity in Port Coquitlam; contributes to the management and/or operations of a sports or recreation activity; demonstrates outstanding dedication to Port Coquitlam’s sports and recreation community.
An individual who supports Port Coquitlam’s youth through the development, provision and/or participation in youth programs and activities (excluding amateur athletics).
U21 (Youth Under 21)
Reserved for the recognition of a Port Coquitlam youth, under the age of 21, who has demonstrated a commitment to our community and has made extraordinary volunteer contributions in any of the categories above.
Reserved for the recognition of an individual who has dedicated many years to improving the community through their volunteer service in any area.
The 2013 Volunteer Recognition Awards and Tribute are proudly supported by:
For more information contact:
Manager of Communications and Administration
Location and Mailing Address
3rd Floor, City Hall, 2580 Shaughnessy Street
Port Coquitlam BC V3C 2A8
8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays)
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