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Volunteer Recognition Awards

The City recognizes the value of volunteers and honours them each year with the Volunteer Recognition Awards.

The awards recognize the city’s hard-working volunteers and encourage residents to donate their time and talents to make the community a better place.

This year's theme, Volunteers Drive Us Forward, recognizes volunteers provide the energy and enthusiasm behind so many important services in the city.

Nominations were made online in one of seven categories:
See criteria below.

All recipients receive a personalized award and are added to the Volunteer Honour Roll at City Hall. Check out our 2017 winners here.

Thank you to our sponsor 
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Nomination Criteria

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:  


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.

Youth Programs
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.
Lifetime Volunteer

Reserved for the recognition of an individual who has dedicated many years to improving the community through their volunteer service in any area.
Thank You to Our Sponsor
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Pardeep Purewal
Manager of Communications & Administrative Services
Tel 604.927.5335
Fax 604.927.5331
Email communications@portcoquitlam.ca

Location and Mailing Address
3rd Floor, City Hall, 2580 Shaughnessy Street
Port Coquitlam BC  V3C 2A8

Business Hours
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Last Updated:4/27/2017 12:12:21 PM