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Mary O’Brien Heritage – John Kerr Youth – Sheliza Kassam 2012 In 1994. corporations. the environmental achievement awards Blue Skies – No recipient for 2012 Individual – Ryan Scott Corporate – Avi Urban Not-for-profit Calgary Folk Music Festival Educational Institution Calgary Board of Education: Waste Reduction Initiative the signature award Jean Grand-Maître the award for accessibility TotalCardiology the city of calgary w. mitchell book prize Marcello Di Cintio “Walls: Travels Along the Barricades” presentation of awards Only one recipient is selected for an award and where a nominee is nominated for more than one award (individual or organization). community leaders and local organizations and businesses for those who could qualify as recipients of the Calgary Awards. •  Individuals may be nominated for more than one award.award recipients the community achievement awards Grant MacEwan Lifetime Achievement Dr. Eldon Smith Citizen of the Year Sheldon Kennedy Arts – Grant Reddick Commerce – Calgary’s Child Magazine Community Advocate – Darrel Janz Community Advocate Organization Fresh Start Recovery Centre Education – Dr. •  Nominees must be 18 years of age or older. 31. Each year. The City of Calgary encourages all Calgarians to look to their neighbours. community groups. depending on the criteria for each award. 2013 or reside within 10 kilometres of the city‘s boundaries for two years as of Dec. • Nominees must not presently hold political office. Please note: refer to each award section for eligibility criteria specific to each award. In some circumstances. schools or corporations nominated for a Calgary Award must meet the following criteria: •  The organizations must be Calgary-based or be a local branch of a Canadian or international organization. schools and organizations are nominated in five major award categories. no recipient is selected. organization. Individuals nominated for a Calgary Award must meet the following criteria: •  Nominees are to have made a significant contribution to Calgary. individuals. 31. 1 honourable mention the award for accessibility Stepper Custom Homes . with the exception of those nominated in the “youth” category. In special circumstances. school or corporation. nomination information Each Calgary Award is given to an individual. they may only receive one award in the given year. group. 2013. The City of Calgary established the Calgary Awards to celebrate and recognize outstanding achievements and contributions made by Calgarians. for a total of 17 awards. the selection committee may consider a nominee from outside the 10-km radius. colleagues. •  Nominees must be residents of Calgary (permanent address in Calgary) for two years as of Dec.o. •  Crown corporations are eligible for the Environmental Achievement Corporate Award. Groups. organizations.

* Mailing Address The Calgary Awards Program City Clerk’s Office (#8007). a description of each award and eligibility requirements is included. step 2: Submit a letter of nomination. etc. Box 2100. These pages must be on 8½” x 11” paper. February 28. We regret that nominations received after this date will not be considered. email or hand-deliver your nomination package to be received by Friday.268. • Type your nomination letter on plain.ca/calgaryawards step 3: In addition to the nomination letter. AB T2P 2M5 Hand Deliver/Courier The Calgary Awards Program City Clerk’s Reception. single-sided (this includes photographs). 2013. Use the content guideline for each category to help you prepare your nomination letter. testimonials. The City of Calgary P. Stn. S. Fax The Calgary Awards Program. they must be accompanied by a letter of reference. step 4: Once you have prepared the nomination letter and pulled together supporting material.how to submit a nomination step 1: Review the award categories and determine which category is most appropriate for the person. 700 Macleod Tr. you may submit supporting materials such as newspaper articles. 31. • Nomination letters less than one page in length will not be submitted for consideration to the awards juries. organization or group you wish to nominate. complete the form on page 13 and attach it to the front of your nomination letter.O. • Keep materials to a maximum of 14 pages. step 5: Mail. white paper.ca Website An online nomination form is also available at calgary. • Self-nominations are accepted. for all awards except The City of Calgary W.E.O. Please ensure you read carefully. photographs. two to five pages in length. The juries base their decisions on the information provided in the nomination package. On the following pages. 403. *The nomination deadline is Friday. M Calgary. which is Dec. 2014. Historic City Hall First Floor. • Cerlox or bound presentation folders are not accepted as the nomination package submitted will be reproduced many times for the jury. describing in detail why the nominee deserves the award.2900 Email calgaryawards@calgary. Mitchell Book Prize. You may use a blank page instead and make sure you include all of the requested information. however. • The Calgary Awards juries review all nominations and make recommendations for Council approval. 2014. • Nominations are not returned. 2 3 . February 28. Your nomination will not be processed without this information. fax.

...................... corporations......5 Commerce.............6 grant macewan lifetime achievement Awarded to an individual Calgarian who................................................................... environmentalist and politician...........................................................................7 Individual.. the environmental achievement awards Blue Skies.........................................6 Youth........ mitchell book prize ............................................................ schools and organizations...................................6 Heritage.5 Community Advocate.................................................. citizen of the year Awarded to an outstanding individual Calgarian who has made a recent extraordinary contribution that improved the quality of life in Calgary or whose recent achievements brought recognition to Calgary...................... youth programs or community associations..................award categories The Calgary Awards are presented each year by The City of Calgary to recognize deserving individuals....5 Arts......................................7 arts Awarded to an individual Calgarian whose artistic accomplishments brought recognition to Calgary or whose volunteer or professional involvement contributed to developing a stronger arts community................................................................................... the signature award........................... Please describe how the individual positively affected the community................................... Grant MacEwan – writer.............o......... MacEwan’s 90th birthday in 1992.....9 the award for accessibility......... over the past 25 years or more.5 Community Advocate Organization.............. has made significant contributions to the community and improved the quality of life for citizens or whose accomplishments brought recognition to Calgary.......................... Examples are: involvement with community endeavours.....10 the city of calgary w................ the the community achievement awards Grant MacEwan Lifetime Achievement .............. The award is named in honour of the lifetime achievements of Calgarian Dr............................ service clubs.............. community groups.................5 Citizen of the Year..7 Not-for-profit Organization........................... community improvement programs..7 Corporate.......................11 commerce Awarded to an individual Calgarian or Calgary business for improving business opportunities.. making significant community or industry contributions or for bringing recognition to Calgary...... 4 5 .................... community advocate Awarded to an individual Calgarian who made a significant volunteer contribution to the community........................................................ community achievement awards Recognizes outstanding contributions and achievements in community life and provides an opportunity to honour Calgary’s exceptional citizens....7 Educational Institution................................. City Council created this award to commemorate Dr...................6 Education.

6 7 . at 403. either as a volunteer or professional. conservation. educational institution Awarded to a Calgary educational institution. For specific information about this award. the education Awarded to an individual Calgarian who has enhanced learning opportunities for Calgarians or brought recognition to Calgary due to outstanding academic achievement in his/her field. management. corporate Awarded to a Calgary business for innovative and/or exemplary environmental conduct. The nomination should showcase the policies. not-for-profit organization for outstanding environmental contribution. The focus is on volunteer and community contributions. 2013. to the promotion of awareness and/or preservation of Calgary’s heritage in the areas of built heritage. Refer to the steps outlined on pages two and three of this brochure as well as any requirements specific to the award. education. contact Transportation Planning. enhancement. The program should encourage employees to choose sustainable commuting alternatives such as walking. protection. environmental achievement awards Recognizes environmental achievements in advanced technology.268. qualifies for this award. not academic achievement.1991. contact Heritage Planning. whose exceptional achievements brought recognition to or improved the quality of life in Calgary. •  The impact and/or other benefits to the community. blue skies Awarded to a Calgary employer/organization who demonstrates commitment and leadership in implementing a successful commuter trip reduction program. supporting or assisting a local project or program. flexible work options and teleworking. school or student(s) for exemplary conduct or for a fully developed and/or fully operational. The City of Calgary. including a Crown corporation. the nominee’s role in each activity.community advocate organization Awarded to a non-government. please include:  •  The reasons why you believe the nominee deserves the award. •  All of the nominee’s activities that relate to the award category. Any corporate entity with an office in Calgary. To qualify for this award. culture. For specific information about this award. submitting a nomination for a community achievement award 1. not-for-profit Calgary organization for outstanding service to the community by implementing. heritage Awarded to an individual Calgarian who has made a sustained and extraordinary contribution. school board. archaeology. not-for-profit organization Awarded to a non-government. improving. innovative environmental policy. Calgary-based organizations or branches of Canadian or international entities qualify for this award. education or advocacy. carpooling. Please describe how this organization positively affected the community. stewardship and promotion of the city’s environment. at 403. In your nomination letter. employers or organizations must operate a worksite located in Calgary and have a designated commuter co-ordinator.1629. 31. 18 years old or younger on Dec. cycling. project or activity.268. the time and duration of each activity. individual Awarded to a Calgarian of any age whose actions and achievements have shown dedication to protecting and/or enhancing the environment. 2. taking transit. The City of Calgary. youth Awarded to an individual Calgarian. actions and results of the program.

submitting a nomination for an environmental achievement award 1. Canada. signature award Recognizes an outstanding individual who has achieved international acclaim. contact Environmental & Safety Management. transit and carpooling (Commuter Challenge. implemented or managed projects. at 403. etc. transit and carpooling). •  The activities of the nominee that gained international acclaim. resources. •  The organization must operate a worksite located in Calgary. etc.).268. developed. activities or new technologies. please include: •  The reasons why you believe the nominee deserves this award. and products that enhance and support alternative commuter travel choices (bike safety and tune-up workshops. processes. •  The trip reduction program may include. In your nomination letter. but is not limited to. •  The actions of the nominee that brought recognition to Calgary. there are specific requirements for the Blue Skies Award. Awarded to an exceptional person whose personal and/or professional activities have gained international acclaim and who actively contributed to the quality of life in Calgary or brought significant recognition to Calgary. 2. please include: •  The reasons why you believe the nominee deserves this award. preferred parking for carpools. ride-matching service. Rideshare Week. –  Offer employees flexible work options and teleworking opportunities. carpool parking) that facilitate alternatives to driving alone (walking. the 3. submitting a nomination for the signature award 1. 2. eligibility criteria • Nominees do not have to reside in Calgary. Alberta. policies. –  Promote commuter options through regular communications to employees and through events that encourage walking. worksite transportation fairs.). subsidized transit passes. 8 9 . In your nomination letter. the following initiatives: –  Provide facilities (bike parking. •  A thorough description of how the nominee initiated.3604. For specific information about the Environmental Achievement Awards. The City of Calgary. Refer to the steps outlined on pages two and three of this brochure as well as any requirements specific to the award. Eligibility requirements for Blue Skies Award: In addition to the above eligibility for Environmental Achievement Awards. Refer to the steps outlined on pages two and three of this brochure as well as any requirements specific to the award. cycling. •  The resulting impact on the environment. cycling. • Nominees may not presently hold political office. shower/locker amenities. –  Provide employees access to services.

•  The organization and/or consultants responsible for the accessibility initiative. In your nomination letter. A three-person jury from the Canadian literary community judges all entries and selects the winner for confirmation by The Calgary Awards Committee. building or facility you are nominating. 3. The $5.268. award for the w. submitting a nomination for the award for accessibility 1. the prize money is divided equally among them. non-fiction. Refer to the steps outlined on pages two and three of this brochure as well as any requirements specific to the award. The Award for Accessibility recognizes buildings or facilities in Calgary that significantly exceeded the minimum requirements of Section 3.O. contact Development & Building Approvals.accessibility Recognizes buildings or facilities that exceed minimum requirements for accessibility by persons with disabilities. •  The cost of the project and the cost of the accessibility components. The City of Calgary. 31. • The location. The prize is co-ordinated through a partnership between The City of Calgary and the Writers Guild of Alberta. please include: 10 eligibility criteria • The book’s publication date must be in 2013. • The reasons why accessibility issues were given priority. textbooks.O.5354. 2013. • The street address.665. If the winning book has more than one author. multi-authored books if any one of the authors is not a Calgarian and reprints or new editions of previously published books. at 403. books of less than 48 pages (except children’s literature). For specific information about this award. multi-author anthologies. The building must be operated by an organization other than The City of Calgary. 11 . • Current owners and occupants. The building must have undergone construction. 2. works of a purely academic or scholarly nature. Mitchell to recognize literary achievement by Calgary authors. guidebooks. cookbooks. • Your name. • The following types of writing are not eligible: self-published  works. bibliographies. • The impact of the project on persons with disabilities. technical manuals. 2. Mitchell Book Prize.o. Nominations will not be considered if the majority of the accessibility features are not functional or completed. • The time frame of the project. expansion or renovation within the past two years. mitchell book prize Recognizes literary achievement by a Calgary author. contact the Writers Guild of Alberta at 1.3742. • The nature of the project and the accessibility components.000 prize is awarded each year for an outstanding book published in the award year and is paid to the winning author by The City of Calgary in the spring. “Barrier-Free Design” of the Alberta Building Code for accessibility by persons with disabilities. For additional information about The City of Calgary W. The City of Calgary established this prize in honour of renowned Calgary writer W. address and phone number.800. • The following types of writing are eligible: fiction. children’s literature and drama. an Albertan from outside Calgary and a Canadian from outside Alberta. books not written in English or French. poetry. • The author must have lived in Calgary for a minimum of two years as of Dec.8. The jury is made up of a Calgarian. the city of calgary eligibility criteria 1. All or part of the subject building or portion thereof must have been given permission by The City’s Building Regulations Division to be occupied.

Mark the nomination package “The City of Calgary W. organization or business) Home mailing address (individual) or Business mailing address (organization or business) Postal code (required) Telephone (day) Age as of Dec. mitchell book prize 1.  Refer to the Writers Guild of Alberta (WGA) website at writersguild. 2014 13 .800. 31. Mitchell Book Prize” and send by Dec.ab.nomination cover page category submitting a nomination for the city of calgary w.665.O.5354. Alberta T5M 3K6 the community achievement awards  Grant MacEwan Lifetime Achievement  Citizen of the Year  Arts  Commerce  Community Advocate  Community Advocate Organization  Education  Heritage  Youth the environmental achievement awards  Blue Skies  Individual  Corporate  Not-for-profit  Educational Institution  the signature award  the award for accessibility nominee information Name (individual. 2013 to Writers Guild of Alberta Percy Page Centre 11759 Groat Rd. Edmonton. 31. 2013 (Youth award only) Contact name for organization or business Daytime telephone Email (evening) nominator information Contact name / Relationship to nominee Organization or business (if applicable) Mailing address Postal code (required) Telephone (day) Email Date Signature of nominator (evening) 12 deadline for submissions is february 28.ca for an entry form or call the WGA office at 1. 2.o.

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