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Calgary Awards 2023 nominees

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Congratulations to all the 2023 nominees!

Congratulations to all the 2023 nominees! Nominations were submitted by supporters of the nominees in 13 categories. Their achievements in their community, our city and beyond, make life better for all Calgarians.

Award for Accessibility nominees

  1. Undisclosed

City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize finalists

  1. Vivek Shraya - People Change
  2. Suzette Mayr - The Sleeping Car Porter
  3. Joshua Whitehead - Making Love with the Land

Community Achievement Award: Arts nominees

  1. Karen Begg
  2. BUMP Festival - Priya Ramesh, Peter Oliver, Randy Smith, Ryan Tram, Julia Schreiber
  3. East Side Dance Festival - Karyn Leavitt, Kelsey McMahon-Stoker, Kelly Brownlee, Jaclyn Kennedy, Jessica Nottell, Janelle Ferrera, Elise Janz, Robin Dominey and Lisa O'Brien
  4. Spotlight Couronne Internationale Inc. - Alvin Masangkay Francia, Limuel Hayag Vilela
  5. Sherry Anne Fulgencio-Santillan
  6. Esteban Herrera
  7. Sheila Kernan
  8. Nancy Laberge
  9. Madhuban Performing Arts - Ishita Singla, Aditya Chaudhuri, Aseem Pandey, Bhupinderjit Chana, Partha Sarathi Gouda, Shivek Kanwar, Ineha Thind
  10. Caitlynne Medrek
  11. David Oulton
  12. Daniel Pelton
  13. Matt Prazak
  14. Art Procter
  15. Gayathri Shukla
  16. SpanicArts - Fredy Rivas, Maria Loaiza, Roberto Castro Duque, Rocio Luna Carrillo, Wilmer Aburto, Yuli Carvajal Pereira

Community Achievement Award: Calgarian of the Year nominees

  1. Ruth Beddoe
  2. Evangeline Caoile
  3. Christina Chow
  4. Dr. Angela Grace
  5. Syed Hassan
  6. Usman Jutt
  7. Alice Lam
  8. Rick Lundy
  9. Ryan Preston
  10. Enrique Sobalvarro
  11. Anila Umar Lee Yuen

Community Achievement Award: Community Advocate–Individual nominees

  1. Meenu Ahluwalia
  2. Francis Aranha
  3. Kaley Beisiegel
  4. Jennifer Burgess
  5. Dale Cena
  6. Darshan Singh Dhaliwal
  7. Gar Gar
  8. Deborah Green (Gopher)
  9. Blake Heynen
  10. Tiffany Hui
  11. Penny Hume
  12. Umair Khan
  13. Kyle Layton
  14. Thomas Naested
  15. Shelly Norris
  16. Charles Odame-Ankrah
  17. Michelle Robinson
  18. Heather Roy
  19. Mathew Said-Morley
  20. Raj Sidhu
  21. Geoff Zakaib
  22. Sally Zhao
  23. Justin Zhou

Community Achievement Award: Community Advocate–Organization nominees

  1. The Canadian Council for the Americas Alberta
  2. 17th Ave Business Improvement Area
  3. Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary (AFCC)
  4. Accessible Housing - RAD Renovations
  5. Alpha House Society
  6. Autism Aspergers Friendship Society of Calgary
  7. Calgary Counselling Centre
  8. Centre for Sexuality
  9. Dashmesh Culture Centre
  10. Disabled Sailing Association of Alberta
  11. Elephant Artist Relief Society
  12. FitKarwaan Foundation
  13. Fresh Start Recovery Centre
  14. GlobalFest Society
  15. Helping Families Handle Cancer
  16. I Can for Kids Foundation
  17. Immigrant Outreach Society
  18. Knitted Knockers Alberta & Canada
  19. LOUD Art Society
  20. MPC Foundation
  21. Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Centre
  22. Punjabi Community Health Services Calgary
  23. Riverbend Community Association
  24. South East Calgary Resource Centre
  25. The Calgary Food Bank
  26. The Immigrant Education Society (TIES)
  27. Two Wheel View
  28. Western Mechatronics Association
  29. YW Calgary

Community Achievement Award: Education nominees

  1. Chantalle Bourque
  2. Godly Mabel
  3. Katrina Milaney
  4. Anders Nygren
  5. Marija Pavkovic Tovissi
  6. Bryan Szumlas

Community Achievement Award: Grant MacEwan Lifetime Achievement nominees

  1. Reg and Rose Crowshoe
  2. Gordon Hoffman
  3. Madeleine King
  4. Clem Martini

Community Achievement Award: Heritage nominees

  1. Alberta Champions Society in Recognition of Community Enrichment              
  2. Chinatown Advisory Group - Jeanne Kwong, Lloyd Sciban, Shu-ning Sciban, Ernest Hon, Ed Tam, Liza Chan, Fung Ling Feimo, Jamie Leong-Huxley, Arielle Perrotta, Grace Su, Teresa Woo-Paw, Dale Lee Kwong    
  3. Jackie Kleiner
  4. Josh Traptow

Community Achievement Award: Social Impact-Business nominees

  1. Auto World Sales
  2. Blackline Safety
  3. inclusion FACTOR
  4. Level Playing Field Inc.
  5. Robin Chiu Desjardins Insurance Agency
  6. Southcentre Mall
  7. TELUS
  8. The Awakened Company

Community Achievement Award: Youth nominees

  1. Shrisha Gupta
  2. Izabella Tovissi
  3. Sai Vivek Venna
  4. Jeanae Elisha Ventura
  5. Yanjinxuan Wang
  6. Shirley Yuan

Environmental Achievement Award nominees

  1. Dr. Ghada Nafie
  2. Carbon Upcycling Technologies
  3. Cerebral Palsy Alberta
  4. Earthware Reusables Inc.
  5. Styro-Go Canada Inc.
  6. Win Well Services Ltd.
  7. Zeno Renewables Inc.

International Achievement Award nominees

  1. Karoly Bezdek
  2. Joel Purkei
  3. Kristina Rinker
  4. Syed Shan Tariq

Note: Each nominee listed provided their consent for personal information to be used for the purpose of administering The Calgary Awards, including the publication of their name as a nominee.

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