2019 Civic Awards

2019 Civic Awards

Excellence in Community Spirit – Bruce Klippenstein

As Town Crier, Bruce enthusiastically represents Peachland at many community events. He invests time and resources into creating theme appropriate presentations.

Excellence in Volunteerism – George McFarlane

An active volunteer with Peachland Fire and Rescue and the Foodbank, George has been serving Peachland for over 16 years. He has volunteered at many events including Spirit of BC Schmokey tournaments, Wellness Centre landscaping and has been a designated driver for community events.

Excellence in Community Accessibility – Tom Nickerson

As a transportation volunteer at the Wellness Centre since 2013 providing trips to medical appointments, grocery shopping and other trips Tom managed to accumulate over 55 hours of volunteer time in 2019 alone. Tom provides an attitude of grace, an understanding and always an encouraging word.

Excellence in the Youth Development and Sport Leadership – Doug Allin

Doug is the recent recipient of Sport BC Presidents’ award, recognizing those who demonstrate the spirit of volunteerism through the dedication, commitment and tireless energy they give to their sport. Doug coached youth minor fastball for 8 years, developing the sport and your athletes in Peachland and throughout the region.

Excellence in Community Service – Vince Boyko

Vince provided extraordinary support of the BEEPs provincial conference in 2019. He created maps and automation for Gathering Peachland’s Past exhibit. Vince provides behind the scenes service to many local organizations and groups.

Excellence in Community Caring – Faye Carlisle

Volunteering at the Wellness Centre in the Friendly Visitors Services, Faye provides socialization and support for individuals at risk of social isolation. Faye’s kindness and empathy are without bounds, bringing a human, caring and attentive element to her relationship with her clients.

Unsung Hero – Valerie MacGillivray

Valerie is a caring, giving, dedicated and outstanding citizen who has served both Peachland and the region for over 30 years! Her wide variety of activities in the community include 50+ Centre Board and pancake breakfasts, Peachland Auxiliary to KGH, Wellness Centre Breakfast Club and Peachland Watershed Protectin Alliance. Valerie is determined to make our community a better place to live using initiative, leadership and dedication to help the citizens in so many ways.

Citizen of the Year – Deborah Livingstone

Involved in the growth of the Peachland Art Group Deborah is a leader in the establishment of the Peachland Art Gallery. Deborah dedicates 80-100 hours a month to our community! Facilitating a variety of programs including concerts, book presentations and sip and paint Deborah still finds time to encourage youth in the arts. Her efforts can be seen all over town with the mural at the south end, musical instruments at 13th Dtreet, Canada 150 project and the kiosk at the Historic School.

Youth Citizen of the Year – Alyana Bremnerr

Alyana has volunteered at numerous community events along with perfect attendance in her ambassadors program. She has represented Peachland at 3 pageants throughout BC and was chosen fro the Westside to represent Canada at a sustainable development conference in Japan. Alyana represented BEEPS in her candidacy and assisted with the Meadowlark Festival, bat counts and tours on the Bat Trail. Alyana is a well rounded youth who can be counted on at all times to assist with anything she is asked to do.

Green Citizen – Karen’s Place

Karen’s Place is a participant in the Green Circle Salon Program which allows for the the business to repurpose, recycle and recover up to 95% of resources that were once considered waste. Karen’s Place sells and uses only natural based cosmetics and salon products that are not animal tested. Karen’s Place avidly promotes a green and sustainable lifestyle through posting their “sustainable Tip of the Week” and challenging others to act sustainably.

Excellence in Waste Reduction – Bargain Bin

Bargain Bin provides resale of donated items with any items not suitable being recycled or gifted to various other community organizations for reuse. Bargain Bin has woven waste reduction practices into every aspect of their daily, weekly and monthly activities.

Lifetime Service-25 years – Phyllis Papineau

Lifetime Service-45 years – Peachland Variety Singers

Mayor’s Award of Merit – Janet Hornseth

Councillors’ Award of Merit – Peachland Pier: Al Springer, Eldon Kerbes and Chris Boyle