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​​​​​​​​​​​​​Civic Awards

2018​ Award Nominations CLOSED

​Each year, the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury celebrates local citizens and groups who have made a significant contribution to the community, with the presentation of Civic Awards. 

Nominations are accepted in the following categories (new or one-time categories may be added as Council deems necessary):

  • Athlete of the Year (individual)
  • Organization of the Year (group)
  • Citizen of the Year (individual)
  • Youth of the Year (individual)
  • Outstanding Achievement Award (group or individual)
  • Volunteer Service Award (individual)
  • Senior of the Year (individual 65 +)
  • Sports Team of the Year (group)

Eligible nominations must be for contributions made between May 1 of the previous year and April 30 of the current year. At the discretion of Council, more than one award may be presented per category, or there may be no award in a given category if eligible nominations are not received. 

The awards are presented each year on the Main Stage at the July 1 Canada Day Celebrations at the Bradford and District Memorial Community Centre.



​Bethany Kuboniwa
Leisure Events & Marketing Coordinator
905-775-2162 ext. 5102 

​2017 Award Winner​s​
Citizen of the Year - Nancy Young
Athlete of the Year - Giulia Geraci
Athlete of the Year - Alex Doma
Canada 150 Heritage Award - Dr. David Chambers
Organization of the Year - Royal Canadian Legion Orville Hand Branch 521 
Senior of the Year - Stella Wadsworth
Volunteer Service Award - Jennifer Pegg and Liz Pegg 
Outstanding Achievement - Nicholas Molnar
Community Builder - Rev. Jim Keenan
Youth Initiative Award - Fred C. Cook Public School
Sports Team of the Year - Bradford Bulldogs Midget A Hockey Team
​2016 Award Winner​s​
Citizen of the Year - Robin Evans 
Volunteer Service Award - Sarah Burns 
Sports Team of the Year (School) - Holy Trinity Boys Soccer Team
Organization of the Year - Bradford Children’s Choir 
Sports Team of the Year (Club) - Bradford Eagles “1998” Girls Soccer Team
Outstanding Achievement - Royal Conservatory Winners: Marie Conceicao, Liza Davidenko, Jennifer Reitzel (not present)
Youth of the Year - Jenevieve Scobbie
Athlete of the Year - Becky Tresham 
Volunteer Service Award - Elsie Silva (not present)
Senior of the Year - Elaine Love (not present)
2015 Award Winner​s​
Sports Team of the Year - ​BDHS Junior Girls Basketball Team
Organization of the Year - Orville Hand Royal Canadian Legion Branch 521​
Lifetime Community Advocate Organization - Good Neighbours Committee​​
Community Builder - Cathy Topp McLean​​
Outstanding Achievement - Mary Ingoglia​
Volunteer Service Award - Peter Fudge​​
Volunteer Service Award - Margaret Reid​​
Volunteer Service Award - Ken Wallace
Athlete of the Year - Kelsey Araujo​
Youth of th​e Year - Kyle Ratusny​
Local Hero Award - Noah Hale
​Senior of the Year - Paul Burston
Citizen of the Year - Frank Ferragine​
Photos courtesy Nicholas Molnar Photography​
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​2014 Award Winners
Sports Team of the Year - ​BDHS Boys' Curling Team
Organization of the Year - Bradford Lion​s Club​
Community Builder - Ron Simpson​​
Outstanding Achievement - Ryan Kelly & Adam Williston
Outstanding Achievement - Holland Marsh Growers Association
Volunteer Service Award - Barbara Andrews​​
Volunteer Service Award - Marion Thompson​​
Athlete of the Year - Sandi Dickson​
Youth of th​e Year - Leah Carniello​
Senior of the Year - Jim Walker
Citizen of the Year - Henrica (Rini) Van Heeswyk
​​2013 Award Winne​rs
​Sports Team of the Year - ​U-15 Girls Soccer
Organization of the Year - Bond Head 175​
Community Builder - Heather Palmer & Jenn Chown​
Community Builder - Munawar Chaudary​​
Outstanding Achievement - Lorraine & Steve Duncan​
​Volunteer Service Award - Jean Gordon​​
Volunteer Service Award - May Bowles​
Athlete of the Year - Nana Ntim​
Youth of th​e Year - Emily Meijs​
Senior of the Year - Wladislawa (Laddie) Balon​
Senior of the Year - Gertrud Erdenberger​​
Citizen of the Year - Frank Lotto​ - accepted by Carol Lotto​