Town announces 2021 Community Spirit Awards nominees

Monday, October 04, 2021

The Town of Oakville is excited to announce 32 impressive nominees for the 2021 Community Spirit Awards. 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

Sybil Rampen – Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre
Ruth Sheridan – EnVision

Arts Award - sponsored by The Oakville Beaver

Leslie Ashworth – Suite Melody Care
Erin Zhang

Group Volunteer Award – sponsored by FirstOntario Credit Union

River Oaks Park Run
Canada Court Watch
The Innovators Council
Distress Centre Halton Volunteer Trainers
Oakville Chinese Network Society
Seniors Forum Canada

Heritage Award - sponsored by Sagen

Angela Parsons
Mark Verlinden
Jody Harbour
Min Joon Kim 

Individual Volunteer Award - sponsored by Budds’ Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC

Narine Dat Sookram
Matthew Aslett
Linda Lightfoot
Vimla Martinez de Hoz
Anju Anand and Raj Grewal
Joanne Lozier

Senior Award - sponsored by Chartwell Waterford Retirement Residence

Margaret Andrews
Marcia Delamere
Phone- A- Friend
Marlene Bristol
Shaukat Rizvi

Youth Award - sponsored by RBC Royal Bank

Sarah Yasini
Kusha Shirani
Haolin Wang
Bob Li
Eryn Lee
Mustafa Hmood

Award information

This is the 20th year the Community Spirit Awards is being celebrated. Since the town was unable to host last year’s awards due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the past two years have been combined into one special event at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts (OCPA) located at 130 Navy Street 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.

To learn more visit the Oakville Community Spirit Awards page.