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Every year, Oakville residents spend countless hours volunteering their time to make our town a better place to live, work and play. Oakville Community Spirit Awards are presented to individuals, organizations, businesses and community groups who have demonstrated ongoing leadership, dedication and involvement in Oakville.
Since the Town of Oakville was unable to host last year’s awards due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the past two years are being combined into one special event at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts (OCPA) on Thursday, October 28, 2021, at 7 p.m.
Award-winning local artist Kara Bruce, who specializes in drawing and sculpture (in particular stone relief carving), is the designer of this year’s Community Spirit Awards. Emceed by Weather Network host Chris Mei, the awards ceremony will also feature pre-recorded performances by Girls Nite Out comedy troupe and jazz singer Molly Johnson.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our community, seating capacity at the OCPA is limited. Nominees are welcome to invite one guest and their nominator. For those unable to attend in person, the town is also offering a virtual option, which will be streamed live on October 28 from the Oakville Centre website.
The town is taking all necessary steps and precautions to ensure the health and safety of patrons, staff and volunteers. All applicable COVID-19 protocols will be in place during the awards ceremony, including wearing masks and physical distancing, as required. In accordance with provincial regulations, patrons who are 12 years of age and older and attending in person must provide proof of full vaccination.
Congratulations to the following individuals, organizations, businesses and community groups who have been nominated for their dedication and commitment to the Oakville community through their volunteer efforts.
Access Award – sponsored by Access Abilities:
Arts Award – sponsored by The Oakville Beaver:
Group Volunteer Award – sponsored by FirstOntario Credit Union:
Heritage Award – sponsored by Sagen:
Individual Volunteer Award – sponsored by Budds’ Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC:
Senior Award – sponsored by Chartwell Waterford Retirement Residence:
Youth Award – sponsored by RBC Royal Bank:
All award nominees must demonstrate:
A Selection Committee consisting of Council members and community leaders will review each nomination and select the recipients. The Selection Committee reserves the right to move a nomination to a more appropriate category, if necessary. All decisions made by the Selection Committee are final.
Recognizes outstanding individuals, businesses or organizations that have made or are making a significant or ongoing voluntary contribution, beyond legislated requirements, to the well-being and advancement of people with disabilities.
Recognizes an individual or organization that, through their volunteerism, has contributed to nurturing and enhancing the arts in Oakville.
Recognizes a group of three or more individuals who have come together to volunteer their time toward a shared goal/activity or event involving leadership, innovation and creativity. Activities or events can benefit all ages.
Recognizes an individual or organization that has made an outstanding contribution to Oakville by aiding in the preservation and celebration of Oakville’s natural, built or cultural heritage.
Recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding volunteer contribution towards improving the well-being of Oakville residents of any age group.
Recognizes a senior individual or group (65 years and older) that has made an outstanding voluntary contribution to the Oakville community.
Recognizes a youth individual or group (18 years and under) that has made positive contributions towards enriching Oakville’s quality of life.
For more information, please contact Julie Pennal, Community Spirit Awards Chair at 905-845-6601, ext. 3978 or firstname.lastname@example.org.