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.

Past Recipients

Have someone in mind you would like to nominate? Check out our list of past winners below.

Michael Hay
Tannia Burelo
Stan Williams
John Goulart
Karen Hanna
Monique Ceresney
Dale Mcintosh
Joan Kolubinski
Natalie Kelly
Marlene (Marley) Scheel
Maria Lau
Jay Donnelly
Norm Dreger
Dr Catharine Hinds
Blair Dunbar
Rhiannon Hughes
Moya Kelly
Jim Millard
Ann Kerwin
Wendy Campbell
Donna Bradley


Bow Valley Green Energy Co-operative Board of Directors
Bow Valley Line Dance -Faye Forbes-Anderson and Deb Mayberry

Bow Valley Refugee Project, Executive Committee
Canmore Hospital Gardeners
Canmore Nordic Center Snow Hosts
Volunteer Wildlife Ambassadors

Maureen Nichols
Rhiannon Hughes
Karsten Heuer
Sharla Hanna
Tamara Ross
Marjory Sword
Patrick Parno
Kevin McCormick
Stephanie Kucharski
Betty Walton
Bonnie Maveal
Christine Squires
Claire Goldberg
Gail Deagan
Lenora Connelly
Leslie Lewis
Marion Whitworth
Maureen Martel
Pat Grayling
Sonja Grondinger
Susan Suttie
Dale McIntosh
Pius Rolheiser
Cathy Jones
Martin Tweeddale
Barbara Price
Karen Booth
Faye Forbes-Anderson
Helen Read
Jan Tissandier
Janice Simpson
Judy Archer
Marion Schaffer
Susan Dorion
Denise Dignum
Val Knowlden
Cathy Harrop
Marie-Pierre Chappeland
Joan Voyce
Jackie Baker
Judith Maxwell
Lynn Katarey
Karen James
Isabelle Ramsay
Lynn Craig
Shannon Mang
Gloria Phillips
Susan Minifiė
Susan Palidis
Jim Smith
Grace Smith


Creative Combat Committee
Bow Valley Engage
Bow Valley Immigrant Advisory Group
Bow Valley SPCA

Pranavi Thota (recipient)
Vibhuti Mavai (recipient)
Julianne Gaya
Sue Shellian-Frey (recipient)
Conrad Habing
Jan Tissandier
Carol Agar
Vern Roth
Ruth Kerr
Paul and Bridget Fearing
Dianne Deans
Kate Teigrob
Caylee LaBranche
Sue Shellian-Frey
Javan Mukhtarov
Kirsten Kaarsoo


Save On Foods
Origin at Spring Creek  (recipient)
Canmore Eagles
Compassionate Companions
Canmore Young Adult Network
Bow Valley SPCA (recipient)
Bow Valley Christmas Spirit Campaign
CCHS Green Club (recipient)
Dave Ouellette (recipient)
Garry Oke

Jennifer Booth
Bridget Messier (recipient)
Reegan Downer
Brian McClure (recipient)
Carol Picard (recipient)
Dick Kemper
Christine de Soto
Bruce Knowlden
Suzanne Brouilette
Dorothy Ford
Robert Hudson
Shaun Lowry
Paul Fearing
Bridget Fearing
Mikael McEachen
Leslie Lewis


Canmore Eagles Hockey Players
Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours
Spring Creek Mountain Village
Save On Foods
Rocky Mountain Adaptive
Cycling Without Age
Crossway Community Thrift
Canmore Hospital Ladies Auxiliary  (recipient)
Canmore Food Recovery Barn  (recipient)
The Green Team

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 Goodstoney 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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