Fort St. John Community Awards 2017

The Fort St. John Community Awards were held at the Lido Theatre, celebrating the achievements and volunteers of Fort St. John residents.

Cultural Award
The Cultural Award recognizes an individual or a group for their volunteer efforts in historical, visual, performing, or literary arts. Individuals may demonstrate excellence in an artistic field, increase artistic and cultural opportunities within the community, or encourage local residents to reach and expand their potential through culture.
2016 Winner: Evelyn Sim - North Peace Historical Society
2017 - Nominees:
Kim Livingstone
Russell Eggleston
Rob Brown
Kevin Smith
Pat Ferris

Recreation Award
The Recreation Award recognizes an individual or a group for their volunteer efforts in the promotion, organization, support, and/or motivation of sports, recreation, and leisure pursuits including healthy and active living. Individuals may demonstrate excellence in an athletic discipline, increase sport and recreational opportunities within the community, encourage local residents to reach and expand their potential through recreation and wellness by promoting healthy lifestyles, personal well-being and health in Fort St. John.
2016 Winner: Paul Van Nostrand
​2017 Nominees:
Jennifer Hammond - North Peace Gymnastic Association Board of Directors
April Spurn
Phil Hiscock
Kari Brown John
Jaime Hotte
Neil Evans
Bethany Roy
Jessica Bookham
Geoff Bough
Pamela Sandberg
Five Star Martial Arts - Justin and Tosha
Bo Hedges
Dennis hetman
Dan & Jaimelia Turner
Kevin Shead
Todd Alexander
Lee Hartman

Literacy Award
The Literacy Award recognizes special contributions of an individual or group that has made an outstanding contribution towards promoting in areas including literacy, language, multiculturalism and community issues in Fort St. John. The award covers a wide spectrum of the field, including family, health, workplace and community.
2016 Winner: Jane Drew
2017 Nominees:
Morgan Churchill
Adam Kelderman
Darlene Conley

Humanitarian Award
The Humanitarian Award recognizes an individual or a group of volunteers whose actions, commitment, volunteer leadership, service and community spirit have made a difference in the lives of those in the community. It recognizes initiatives that serve to promote awareness of accessibility in the community, outstanding contribution towards promoting or facilitating resource reduction, or demonstrate a genuine commitment to providing a better future for the lives of our residents.
2016 Winner: Evangel Chapel - Tony Warriner
​2017 Nominees:
Lani Belcher
Pheonix volunteer Club - Jeanette Johnston
Bonita Fuson
Jaime Hottee
Alan Yu
Scott Wisdahl
Phallon Stoutenburg
Brain Lamond
Faisal Rashid
Brian Kirschner
Sylvia Lane
Lise Klassen
On Our Way Home Animal Rescue - Lani Belchner
Oliver Mott

Youth Award
The Youth an individual under the age of 19 who has made a positive contribution to the community on a volunteer basis such as developing a project, serving on a committee and/or other volunteer work with organizations and groups. Youth in this category may display outstanding qualities, provide leadership, support their peers, overcome challenges and/or contribute to their community in a meaningful way.
2016 Winner: Erica Thomas-Schulenberg
​2017 Nominees:
Tichia Davis
Mallorie Lawrence
Aiden Isenbecker
Mustafa Faisal
Mohammed Faisal
Jeridyn Loewen
Desirae Wiebe

Mayor’s Citizen of the Year
The Mayor’s Citizen of the Year Award recognizes an individual that has achieved positive notoriety outside our community for their actions, is recognized as leaders or role models by their peers, or has won international, national, or provincial titles or awards for their efforts. The recipient acts as an ambassador for our community and has recognized Fort St. John as their home and the community where they built and honed their skills and abilities.
2016 Winner: Sterling Middleton * And Special Recognition to May Apsassin
​2017 Nominees:
Jeanette Johnston
FSJ for LNG - Alan Yu
Sterling Middelton
Steven Cooper
Cindy Dettling
Trudy and Wolf Korfmann
Adam Raeburn
Bernardo Fabia Salinas
Kim Livingstone
Faisal Rashid
Bo Hedges
Engage Fitness - Raven Pruden

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