Posted 3.26.18 @ 0:0 by: Staff

Nominate a Community Champion for Oakville today as the Oakville Community Spirit Awards Nomination 2018 is now open until the mid of April 2018!

17th Annual Community Spirit Awards for Oakville

We are at it again! Our Town of Oakville is looking for the community’s brightest shining stars! Our Town wants to give due recognition to the altruistic, men, women, and youngsters who volunteer countless hours of their time to make our town a much better place to work, play, and live in. They (and no doubt, everyone of us) wants to hear from these outstanding groups and individuals to know their stories and celebrate their success in helping create the community we have and are enjoying.

Nominations Are Open!

Nominations for the Oakville 17th Annual Community Spirit Awards is open until 4 in the afternoon on April 16, 2018, so there are still around 3 weeks to go for you to nominate your community champions. The awards are meant for recognising outstanding businesses, groups, and individuals in the community.

To nominate, you may get a nomination form at branches of the Oakville Public Library, the Town Hall, and at all town recreation facilities. Alternatively, you may fill up the online form for the 2018 Community Spirit Awards.

Award Categories for Oakville Community Heroes

Do visit the Oakville website for details  for each of the following:

  • Access Award – sponsored by Access Abilities
  • Arts Award – sponsored by The Oakville Beaver
  • Group Volunteer Award – sponsored by the Town of Oakville
  • Heritage Award – sponsored by Genworth Financial Canada
  • Individual Volunteer Award – Sponsored by Paradiso Restaurant
  • Senior Award – sponsored by Chartwell Waterford Retirement Residence
  • Youth Award – sponsored by RBC Royal Bank

Criteria for Selection and Selection Process

Respective award nominees for each category must demonstrate:

  • Out of the ordinary qualities that showcase how the organisation, individual, or business has made a real difference in the community
  • Creativity, dedication, innovation, and leadership
  • Long-term impact or benefits to the community of Oakville

The selection process will be handled by a Selection Committee composed of community leaders and Council members who will review every nomination and select recipients. They may move a nominee to another category if needed and all their decisions are deemed final.


Award recipients will get invited to the awarding ceremony as well as notified in writing. The ceremony will be held at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre on the 18th of June 2018.

Contact Nancy Beddoe, Community Spirit Awards Chair at 905-845-6601, ext. 3976 or for more information.


2017 Community Spirit Award Champions

Just to recall, below are last year’s community champions!

  • Bingo Rivera, Access Award
  • William Smith, Arts Award
  • The Oakville Rotaract Club, Group Volunteer Award
  • Mary Davidson, Heritage Award
  • Jan Tingle, Individual Volunteer Award
  • Peter Lowes, Senior Award
  • Aiza Abid, Youth Award – sponsored by RBC Royal Bank
  • Marica Pinnock, Youth Award

Excited to nominate your Oakville Community hero for 2018? Check out more details at Oakville’s website page…and if you’re planning to move here, now is the best time to find a home in Oakville by contacting us as soon as possible so you get first dibs on the new listings for spring!

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