Volunteer Recognition Awards
The Annual Volunteer Recognition Evening provides an excellent opportunity to honour and recognize the many outstanding volunteers in our community. Community organizations are invited to recognize one Individual Volunteer and one Corporate Sponsor each year. In addition, the community is invited to nominate individuals to receive the following special awards. The deadline for the 2019 Volunteer Recognition Awards nominations is Friday, October 4, 2019.
Stamford Collegiate Alumni Association Award in Memory of Barbara Frum
This award is presented to an individual or organization who has enhanced the quality of our lives by virtue of their outstanding contribution to fostering and developing Arts and Cultural opportunities in Niagara Falls. Barbara Frum was a well known and respected journalist, interviewer, and commentator in print, radio, and television. Barbara Frum Award nominations can be completed online. Barbara Frum Award nomination form.
Individual Volunteer Award and Corporate Sponsor Award
This award provides the opportunity for community organizations to automatically recognize one Individual Volunteer and one Corporate Sponsor each year. Award recipients from the previous three years are not eligible for the current year. Nominations are to be completed online. Individual & Corporate nomination form.
Civic Pride Award
This award is presented to those residents who demonstrate a true commitment to our community and help make the City a nicer, cleaner place in which to live by making a difference to the daily lives of those who live in Niagara Falls. Civic Pride Award nominations can be completed online. Civic Pride Award nomination form.
This award is presented to those citizens, groups, businesses, industry or organizations residing or working in the City of Niagara Falls who have made a significant contribution toward the protection or enhancement of the City's environment. Environment Award nomination form.
George MacPhail Award
This award is presented to an individual or organization who has displayed an outstanding volunteer contribution in recreation to the citizens of Niagara Falls. The award is made in memory of George MacPhail, a former Niagara Falls elementary school vice-principal and a longtime, dedicated member of the City of Niagara Falls Recreation Committee. George MacPhail Award nominations can be completed online. George MacPhail Award nomination form.
Senior Volunteer of the Year Award
This award is presented to a senior resident, 60 years of age or older, who demonstrates a true commitment to our community by their volunteer work. The service that they provide goes well above and beyond and makes a significant impact on the community. Senior Volunteer of the Year Award nomination form.
Youth Volunteer of the Year Award
This award is presented to a youth resident, 21 years of age or younger, who demonstrates a true commitment to our community by their volunteer work. The service that they provide goes well above and beyond any volunteer service required by their school. Youth of the Year Award nomination form.
Doug Austin Award
The Doug Austin Award is a special award presented each year by the Niagara Falls Review. Doug Austin was a sports editor at the Niagara Falls Review for over 30 years. The award was started in 1982, prior to his death, and is presented to a person in the community for dedicated volunteer service and accomplishments in sports. Please note: this award is administered by the Niagara Falls Review and the City does not accept nominations for this award. Learn more about the Doug Austin Award.
Nominations will be received online. The deadline for nominations is October 4, 2019.
The Volunteer Recognition Evening will take place on Monday, November 4th at Club Italia with a reception starting at 5:30pm and the dinner starting at 6:30pm. Two tickets to the event will be mailed to each Nominating Organization/Individual, Individual Volunteer Award Recipient, and Corporate Sponsor Recipient. Ten tickets will be mailed to each of the Special Award Recipients. Additional tickets will be available to purchase at the cost of $20.00 plus hst per ticket.
Although online nominations are preferred, paper copies of the nomination forms are available in the Recreation and Culture Department at the MacBain Community Centre, 7150 Montrose Road, Niagara Falls, ON, L2H 3N3. For further information please contact the Recreation and Culture Department at 905.356.7521 X 3336 or email Recreation and Culture.
More Citizen Awards
Arts and Culture Wall of Fame
The Arts and Culture Committee maintains a Wall of Fame for artists in the area that have been recognized for their significant contribution to the arts and cultural life of Niagara Falls. Learn more about the Wall of Fame, including nomination forms.
Sports Wall of Fame
The Sports Wall of Fame was created to honour and perpetuate the names and deeds of those individuals whose athletic abilities have brought fame to themselves and their community. Learn more about the Sports Wall of Fame.
Civic Recognition Award
Civic Recognition Awards are available to recognize individuals or teams that have achieved accomplishments at a competitive level in various categories. Please review the Civic Recognition Policy for criteria. Submissions can be entered online here. Hard copies can be found and submitted at the MacBain Centre during regular business hours.
Summer Trillium Awards
The goal of the Summer Trillium Awards program is to Recognize and Encourage Outstanding Horticultural Displays for Public Viewing in the City of Niagara Falls. Learn more about the Trillium Awards.