Irene and Don Hill were the Citizen of the Year recipients for 2014 for their many years of hard work with the Pass Creek Fall Fair. (Betsy Kline/Castlegar News)

Irene and Don Hill were the Citizen of the Year recipients for 2014 for their many years of hard work with the Pass Creek Fall Fair. (Betsy Kline/Castlegar News)

Deadline approaching for Castlegar Citizen of the Year nominations

The May 18 deadline is fast approaching for submitting nominations for this year’s Citizen of the Year Award.

  • May. 11, 2017 3:00 p.m.

The May 18 deadline is fast approaching for submitting nominations for this year’s Citizen of the Year Award.

The annual award is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus who are asking residents to nominate worthy citizens who have contributed to the community during 2016.

Nomination forms are available in the Castlegar News and at Canadian Tire, Safeway, City Hall, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Castlegar Community Complex. Completed forms should be dropped off at the above locations before the deadline.

The guidelines state that a nominee should be an individual/group who has made outstanding contributions to the Castlegar and District community in cultural activities, recreation, religious activities, educational activities, work with the elderly, work with the disabled or promoting the Castlegar and District community. Nominees must be residents of Castlegar and District since Jan. 1, 2016.

The Castlegar Citizen of the Year honour was first started by the Kiwanis Club, but was taken over by the Knights of Columbus in 1997.

The ceremony will be held Wednesday, May 31 at 6 p.m at Saint Rita’s Parish Hall. The winners will also take part in the annual Castlegar Sunfest Parade.

For more information contact one of the Citizen of the Year committee chairs, Brian Bogle at 250-365-0541 or Bob Saari at 250-365-7746.

Past Recipients

1957 Loyd Groutage

1958 Ann Peterson

1959 Jack Webster

1960 Johnny Clarke

1961 Gwilym Hughes

1962 Sam Muirkead

1963 Harvey Evans

1964 Norman Fishwick

1965 Bill Waldie

1966 RAD West

1967 Ann Easton

1968 Denny Hughes

1969 Rose Johnson

1970 Harold Webber

1971 Mike Sawchenko

1972 Galdys Thorpe

1973 Alec Anderson

1974 Kay and Harry Bates

1975 Marge Bro

1976 Bob and Marjarie MacBain

1977 Ed Lewis

1978 Doris Sweeney

1979 Aage Silvest

1980 Jessie Donnam

1981 B. H. Wadey

1982 Brita F. Haley

1983 Steve J. Jankola

1984 Norma Collier

1985 John A. Charters

1986 Alex Lutg

1987 Roberta Zurck

1988 Ron Ross

1989 Joe Killough

1990 James Waldie

1991 Pete and Mary Oglow

1992 Colin Pryce

1993 Deb Chamara

1994 Jim Chapman

1995 Anne Worobey

1996 Darlene Kalawski

1997 Anne Jones

1998 Walter Volovsek

1999 Eddie Dunn

2000 Dick Wayling

2001 Gerry Rempel

2002 Deb McIntosh

2003 Joanne Baker

2004 Harry F. Killough

2005 Judy Wearmouth

2006 Suzanne Lehbauer

2007 Evelyn Clarke

2008 Dorene Smecher

2009 Nick and Paul Oglow

2010 Malcom (Mac) Gregory

2011 Jacquie Hamilton

2012 Nick Chernoff

2013 Kris Stanbra

2014 Don and Irene Hill

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