Town of Canmore

Mayor's Volunteer Celebration

The Mayor's Volunteer Celebration is an opportunity to recognize and thank individuals or groups of hard-working volunteers for all that they give to our community. It acknowledges those people who are so important to the success of community fundraising efforts, programs, and activities, sporting events, organizations, and/or teams. 

Each year, the Mayor's Volunteer Celebration is held in conjunction with National Volunteer Week.


Nominations can be submitted between February and mid-March each year. Show a community volunteer your appreciation by nominating them for a Mayor’s Volunteer Celebration award. This is your opportunity to recognize and thank the hard-working volunteers who are so important to the success of your sporting event, team, fundraising efforts, or program. 

Criteria for Nomination:

  • Nominees must have given freely of themselves/their organization and have made outstanding contributions in a volunteer capacity
  • Volunteerism should have a positive and lasting impact
  • Nominees will exhibit dedication and inspire the spirit of volunteerism in others

Objectives of the Celebration:

  • To recognize outstanding volunteer contributions within the community
  • To foster volunteer spirit in our community by recognizing excellence in volunteerism
  • To promote volunteerism as a contributing factor to personal wellbeing and the quality of life in the community
  • To appreciate that the leadership qualities of volunteers inspire others in our community both now and in the future

How do I nominate someone?
Submissions for the 2022 Mayor's Volunteer Awards are now closed. We thank everyone who nominated a special volunteer!
What should I include in my nomination?
Include as much information as you can in your nomination about the volunteer you are nominating. What are their special talents? What makes them an exceptional volunteer? What have they contributed to our community through their volunteer efforts?
How are the nominees celebrated?
All nominees will be celebrated as an in-person event with drinks, food, and mingling. The Mayor takes the time to recognize each volunteer's strengths, contributions, and achievements. Those who have attended in the past will tell you it is a wonderful opportunity to experience the depth and breadth of volunteers who make our community great! Each volunteer receives a certificate of appreciation and a small gift. Both Nominees and Nominators are invited to the event.
Who do I contact if I have questions?
Please call Family and Community Support Services at 403.609.3743 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Previous Nominees and Recipients

The Town of Canmore is located within Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta. In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Canmore area, known as “Chuwapchipchiyan Kudi Bi” (translated in Stoney Nakoda as “shooting at the willows”) and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw First Nation, Chiniki First Nation, and Wesley First Nation – as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3, within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. We acknowledge all Nations who live, work, and play and help us steward this land and honour and celebrate this territory. We commit to working to live in right relations and to advance Truth and Reconciliation.

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