Each year, Port Moody residents are honoured for going above and beyond to make the community a better place.
And the city wants to recognize those people, organizations and businesses once more.
On Monday (May 30), nominations for Port Moody's annual civic awards officially opened in hopes neighbours can submit candidates before the end of summer.
There are six categories put forward by the municipality — accessibility, arts, climate action, environment, heritage and sports — each with specific criteria that must be met for someone to accept the award.
The 2022 nomination period is open until Aug. 8, with the winners set to be unveiled in January 2023.
For more information and to make an online submission, you're encouraged to visit the City of Port Moody's website.
The awards, their descriptions and previous winner are as follows:
- Peter Hulbert Accessibility Award
- 2021 winner - Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership
- This honours an individual, business, community group, educator, or government agency that has contributed to the removal of barriers for individuals with accessibility needs or the promotion of inclusivity — ie.) welcoming all people to participate in all aspects of community life
- Arts Award
- 2021 winners - Ladawne Shelstad and the Blue Mountain Quilters’ Guild
- This celebrates an individual, organization, or business that significantly contributes to, and participates in, the artistic or cultural life of Port Moody
- Climate Action Award
- 2021 winner - Tru Earth Environmental Products Inc.
- This recognizes individuals, community groups, schools, organizations, and businesses that advance the goals and objectives of Port Moody’s Climate Action Plan
- Environmental Award
- 2021 winners - Gayle Carter and Robert Carter
- This is given to an individual, youth, community group, business, or school that advances environmental preservation and awareness in Port Moody
- Heritage Award
- 2021 winners - Jennifer Duncan and John Duncan
- This honours an individual, organization, or business that advances heritage conservation in Port Moody through special initiatives or projects that preserve, rehabilitate, restore, or create awareness of a cultural resource
- Sports Award
- 2021 winner - Alan Jones
- This recognizes three people (two adults and one youth) who have made exceptional contributions that have furthered the growth, reputation, and/or character of sport through sport administration, coaching, officiating, or participating.