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The Calgary Awards

Celebrating the outstanding achievements of Calgarians


In 1994, The City of Calgary established The Calgary Awards to celebrate and recognize outstanding achievements and contributions made by Calgarians. Each year, individuals, corporations, community groups, and organizations are nominated in five major award categories, for a total of 13 awards.

  • Award for Accessibility
  • City of Calgary W.O Mitchell Book Prize
  • Community Achievement Awards (9 awards)
  • Environmental Achievement Award
  • International Achievement Award

2024 Calgary Awards recipients

Congratulations to the 2024 Calgary Awards recipients! Through their exceptional achievements and contributions, these Calgarians and organizations make life better in Calgary. Incredible Happens Here.

Award Recipient
City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize Clem Martini
Community Achievement Award: Arts Immigrant Council for Arts Innovation
Community Achievement Award: Calgarian of the Year  Heather Culbert
Community Achievement Award: Community Advocate-Individual Karen Begg
Community Achievement Award: Community Advocate-Organization Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary
Community Achievement Award: Education Bill Rosehart
Community Achievement Award: Heritage Edworthy Park Heritage Society
Community Achievement Award: Social Impact - Business  Park by Sidewalk Citizen and Sidewalk Citizen Bakery
Community Achievement Award: Grant MacEwan Lifetime Achievement  Elaine Cairns
Community Achievement Award: Youth Laiba Nasir
Environmental Achievement Award Goodwill Industries of Alberta
International Achievement Award Naser El-Sheimy

2024 Calgary Awards presentation

The 2024 Calgary Awards were presented on June 12, 2024. 

2025 Calgary Awards news

The 31st Annual Calgary Awards nominations accepted starting January 2025.

City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize submissions accepted starting September 2024.

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Award categories



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Youth award sponsor 

University of Calgary

Event sponsor 

Oil City Press

Contact us

Calgary Awards

Hours of operation:

Monday to Friday (except statutory holidays), 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Telephone: 403-268-8881

Endorsement statement on truth and reconciliation, anti‑racism, equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging

The purpose of The City of Calgary is to make life better every day. To fully realize our purpose, we are committed to addressing racism and other forms of discrimination within our programs, policies, and services and eliminating barriers that impact the lives of Indigenous, Racialized, and other marginalized people. It is expected that participants in City of Calgary programs will behave respectfully and treat everyone with dignity and respect aiming for conversations free from bias and prejudice.