The Cultural Resources Commission is currently accepting nominations for the Award of Excellence, which honors the community’s outstanding citizens, as groups or individuals, in the fields of Arts and Culture, Academics or Humanitarianism.
Applicants are reviewed through a committee appointed by the District of Mission council for their achievements at the regional, provincial, national or international level. The awards were initiated by former district councillor Jenny Stevens.
“As the council representative for the Cultural Resources Commission, these awards are very important to me,” said Acting Mayor Jag Gill. “They allow the community to recognize and celebrate outstanding citizens and talent that have emerged from our city, through a desire to help others and improve our world.”
To qualify for nomination, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Born in Mission, spent their formative or creative years living in Mission, or lived here for a minimum of 10 years (past or current).
- The nominee’s achievement must be regional, provincial, national, or international in scope, and must demonstrate one of the following qualities: empathy, humanity, social responsibility, or sustainability.
Their nomination must fall into one of the following categories:
- Arts & Culture including but not limited to architecture, comedy, craft, culinary arts, dance, design, film or video, First Nations including heritage, literature, and spoken word, multi/interdisciplinary, music, new/digital media, theatre, visual arts, or a virtual activity.
- Academic including but not limited to the disciplines or field of studies in the arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, or applied sciences.
- Humanitarian including but not limited to the promotion of human welfare or social- economic reform.