Centennial Committee Calling for Citizen of the Century Nominations

November 21, 2014

As we approach the celebration of our Centennial year, Courtenay residents are encouraged to reflect on what has truly made our city a unique place to live.  As part of the upcoming celebrations, the City of Courtenay would like to recognize those who have helped to shape our community in meaningful ways with the "Citizen of the Century Awards.

Since the city was founded in 1915, there have been countless volunteers who have donated their time, energy, and passion to building the parks, community facilities, traditions and programs that have become the foundation of the lifestyle we all enjoy. Viewing our community through the lens of history, there are those whose efforts and influence have helped the residents of Courtenay to stay active and healthy, supported the disadvantaged, and offered guidance to the youth. Sponsored by the Canadian Western Bank, the Citizen of the Century awards event is a way to recognize their commitment to community,  thank them for the contributions they’ve made, and inspire new visions that will continue to build on this strong foundation of caring.

Individuals and organizations can nominate someone they know who has made a truly outstanding contribution to life in the city of Courtenay by filling out an online nomination form. Honorees will be announced during Homecoming Week to be held between June 26 - July 5th.

Don’t miss the first of the celebrations as we ring in the Centennial year on New Year’s Eve at the Florence Filberg Centre. Sponsored by Vancouver Island InsuranceCentres, the “Memories are Made of THIS” event is an evening of music and entertainment from the early 1900’s to the modern era that includes appies and a glass of complimentary champagne at midnight. Tickets for this event are available now at the Sid Williams Theatre box office or online for $50 each. A no host bar will be available as well as tables for 8-10 people.

On New Year’s Day, come to the Courtenay Centennial Birthday Celebration for a pancake breakfast by donation to the Comox Valley Food Bank. Enjoy the official launch celebrations including K'omoks First Nation blessing, entertainment, birthday cake and refreshments. Space is limited, so registration is required (maximum of 4 reservations per person). Register and pick up your free tickets at the Courtenay Recreation Lewis Centre.

To nominate someone for the Citizen of the Century Awards or to contact the Courtenay Centennial Celebration Committee regarding upcoming events, call 250-334-4441, visit www.courtenay.ca/centennial, or email 100years@courtenay.ca.