Don’t Miss Citizens of the Century Nomination Deadline

February 12, 2015

The official launch of the City of Courtenay’s Centennial Celebrations was a huge success with a sold out “Memories are Made of This” party on New Year's Eve, followed by an official launch of the year’s festivities on January 1st with local dignitaries. The next centennial date to add to your calendar is March 31, 2015, which marks the deadline for nominations for the Citizens of the Century Awards, the prestigious awards that will honour those who have made a significant contribution the City of Courtenay since it was incorporated as a Municipality in 1915.

The Citizens of the Century Award is sponsored by the Canadian Western Bank, and is an opportunity for all local families, businesses, and organizations to review their own local history and to honour deserving volunteers past or present for their outstanding contribution to the City of Courtenay. To be eligible, a nominee must have volunteered for a number of years to benefit the citizens of Courtenay and not their own personal or family endeavours.

There are a number of categories for nominations including Arts, Athletics, Business, Churches, Clubs, Culture, Educational Groups, Fraternal Organizations, History, Service Clubs, Sports Teams, Youth Groups, Health, Social Services, and Environment. If you're involved with a local sports club, arts group, service club, or non-profit organization you can help by making the suggestion at your group's next meeting to bring potential nominations forward.

Nominations for the Citizens of the Century can be submitted online, and should include the person’s name, the time period during which they volunteered, and a brief description of the personal merits or contributions to the community that you considered in your decision. The nominating person can submit multiple names for consideration, however please note that not all nominees will receive an award.

Any proceeds raised through the year's Centennial events will be donated to the Comox Valley Community Foundation. You can find Centennial event updates on Facebook as well as on Twitter, using the official hashtag #Courtenay100.  To learn more about business sponsorship or volunteer opportunities for upcoming events, contact the Courtenay Centennial Celebration Committee at or call 250-334-4441.

This project has been supported by the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program, Department of Canadian Heritage.
Ce projet a été appuyé par le Programme Développement des communautés par le biais des arts et du patrimoine du ministère de Patrimoine canadien.