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Nominations for Community Volunteer Awards Open Until December 1
Posted Date: 11/15/2018

Nominations to recognize outstanding volunteers in our community with the George Repka Outstanding Achievement Award and the Bill Bowes Organization of the Year Award are open until December 1.

The George Repka Outstanding Achievement Award is an award recognizing residents who have made an outstanding contribution to the City in a volunteer capacity. The award is named after former Mayor George Repka who served on City Council for 10 years and made significant volunteer contributions to the City of Grande Prairie organization. 

Nominated individuals should be distinguished with notable achievements or contributions to the community, characterized by over twenty years of service in the areas of recreation, culture, or social services.  Up to three awards may be given out in this category.

The Bill Bowes Volunteer Organization of the Year Award recognizes volunteer organizations or foundations that have provided outstanding contributions to the community through meritorious service, voluntary contributions and exemplary community development having a direct, positive effect on residents. Bill Bowes was a highly successful business leader in Grande Prairie who was committed to supporting the community through his involvement in many service clubs and organizations.

Organizations nominated for this award should be distinguished with notable achievements or contributions to the community. This could include fundraising, volunteering, recognition of community needs, and more. Nominated organizations must be located within the City of Grande Prairie limits. One award will be given out in this category.

To nominate an individual or organization for either award, complete a nomination package at cityofgp.com/GeorgeRepka or cityofgp.com/BillBowes by December 1. 

The award ceremony takes place during the City’s annual volunteer recognition event, held at the beginning of each year to honour individuals and groups who volunteered for the City of Grande Prairie during the previous year. Each winner also has their named inscribed on the memorial plaques of each award located in City Hall.