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Nominations open for civic recognition awards in Abbotsford

Recognition given to individuals or groups through three honours
Abbotsford city hall. (File photo)

Nominations are now open for three City of Abbotsford civic recognition awards.

The awards are the Order of Abbotsford, the Community Champion Achievement Award and the Community Recognition Award.

The Order of Abbotsford is bestowed to an individual who has demonstrated a particularly high level of contribution or length of service to Abbotsford and its residents, and who has brought distinction to themselves and the community through outstanding achievements in a variety of areas.

These areas include culture, public or community service, the environment, business, heritage conservation and sports.

Recipients have their names recorded in the Order of Abbotsford Merit Book, which is maintained by the mayor's office. The 2023 recipient was Ann Penner, a long-time Abbotsford resident, teacher, coach, mentor and volunteer.

The Community Champion Achievement Award is given to an Abbotsford individual, group, or organization who has achieved national or International recognition in a variety of areas – including academia, sports, arts, and culture – or who has performed a noteworthy deed which is considered of benefit to the community.

A recipient of the Community Champion Achievement Award will have their name engraved on a paving stone that will be placed along the city-wide Discovery Trail within Abbotsford’s Community Champions pavilion. Last year’s Community Champion Achievement Award went to Canadian Open champion Nick Taylor.

The Community Recognition Award is given to an individual, team or group who has provided a service and/or contribution which has benefited Abbotsford.

Last year's award was given to the 2023 BC Seniors Games directors in appreciation of their dedication and commitment to the Abbotsford 55+ BC Summer Games.

Nominations may be submitted online or in person at city hall until July 5. Recipients of the 2024 awards will be recognized by Abbotsford’s mayor and council at a ceremony in the fall.

Visit for more information and nomination forms.


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