Town announces Community Spirit Awards nominees

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Awards ceremony takes place at QEPCCC on June 6 at 7 p.m. 

The Town of Oakville is excited to announce the 42 nominees for this year’s Community Spirit Awards. Congratulations to the following individuals, organizations, businesses, and community groups (some received multiple nominations) who have been nominated for their positive impact on the Oakville community through volunteer efforts or acts of kindness.

Arts, Culture and Heritage Award - sponsored by the Oakville News/Village Media

  • Andrea Stewart
  • Dominique Prevost 
  • Marg Catley 
  • Marie Decker
  • Oakville Festivals of Film & Art 
  • Rachel Williams 
  • Rick Snelling
  • Sungmi (Sunny) Kong

Climate Action - sponsored by FirstOntario Credit Union

  • Colin Delevante
  • Gweneth Arumainayagam
  • Srilatha Jujaray

Good Neighbour Award – sponsored by Chartwell Retirement Residences

  • Charles Yaeck
  • Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • Jasvinder Manku
  • Jennifer Bourikas 
  • Lyn Wilson
  • Marcus Moschella
  • Margaret Hogervorst
  • Medhat Mahmoud
  • Molly Copping
  • Ruth Perkins

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility Award - sponsored by Access Abilities 

  • Catherine Ross
  • Olamidotun Votu-Obada

Inspiration Award - sponsored by RBC Royal Bank 

  • Bella Onay
  • David Hamon and Debbie Fawley     
  • Don Croucher
  • Duran Place for Kids 
  • Heena Desai
  • Joachim Berkmanns and Ruth Sheridan 
  • Pamela Strachan
  • Rabbi Stephen Wise 
  • Tanya Moschella 
  • Tina DiCrisci (Duran Place for Kids)  

Leadership and Innovation Award - sponsored by Amica Seniors Lifestyles

  • Ahmed Hamza Quadri
  • Amy McKenzie
  • Diana Berriman
  • Fatima Sultan
  • Frank Fisico
  • Marlene Bristol
  • Mary Anne Semanyshyn
  • Pierce Lang
  • Sarina Wu

This is the 22nd year of the Community Spirit Awards. Nominees will be celebrated at the Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (2302 Bridge Road) on Thursday, June 6, 2024. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., followed by the awards ceremony at 7 p.m. during which recipients will be announced, and then a reception with sweets and treats.

This year’s awards have been designed by local artist Cathy Lorraway who specializes in vibrant landscape paintings. Individual unique paintings will be presented to each award recipient at the event, which will be emceed again by media personality Chris Mei. 

Tickets will be available to the public on May 21, while tickets last. If you need assistance, please call the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts at 905-815-2021 (Monday to Friday, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.).
To learn more, visit the Community Spirit Awards page.