Facebook linkCommunity Award 2016 Nominees Announced

(May 6, 2016: Cochrane, AB)  – Forty-five local businesses, schools and community members whose contributions make Cochrane a vibrant, friendly and thriving community have been nominated for 2016 community awards following a two-month long nomination process.

Stuart Bradley, a well-known celebrity auctioneer, community advocate, and descendent of local pioneers, will emcee the awards celebration, which takes place on Sunday, May 29 at the Cochrane RancheHouse (2 – 4 pm).  Tickets go on sale May 9 and are available until Sunday, May 22 from Canadian Tire and Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre. Tickets are: Adults $25 and Child (2 - 11 years) $12 (prices include GST). 

The event is a premiere afternoon affair featuring sumptuous hors d-oeuvres and awards presented to deserving Cochranites who make a difference in our community. Awards will be given out in thirteen broad ranging categories including Mayor and Council’s Order of Cochrane, Citizen of the Year, Newsmaker of the Year and many more.

The 2016 award nominees are:

  1. Aeron E. King Goldsmith Ltd.
  2. Lynda Alderman
  3. Andrew Barnett
  4. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary and Area - Cochrane   
  5. Bow Valley High School – Building Futures Program
  6. Bow Valley Rugby Club
  7. Stuart Bradley
  8. Cochrane and Area Events Society (CAES)
  9. Cochrane Glee Club
  10. Cochrane High School Sustainable Development Committee
  11. Cochrane Historical & Archival Preservation Society (CHAPS)
  12. Cochrane Home Treasures
  13. Cochrane Movie House
  14. Cochrane Search and Rescue (CSAR)
  15. Cochrane Society for Housing Options (CSHO)
  16. Anne Csak
  17. Mary Dueck
  18. Marni Fedeyko
  19. Betty Goodsell
  20. Denis Goodsell
  21. Fireweed Yoga
  22. Jennifer Foy
  23. Kassidy Gerhardi
  24. Nancy Gibbie
  25. Reverend Ray Goodship
  26. Glennis Goodwin
  27. Guy’s Café & Bakery
  28. Paul Hawko
  29. Holy Spirit Elementary School – First Nations Music Program
  30. Kara Hughes
  31. Ron Knowles
  32. Lindsay Leigh Kimmett Memorial Foundation
  33. Sandy MacKenzie
  34. Ecole Manachaban Middle School – WILD Program
  35. Mitford School – Watershed Inquiry Project
  36. Pete McBreen
  37. Elisa Neven-Pugh
  38. Lorna O’Shea
  39. Riley Paffrath
  40. Bill Popplewell
  41. Rival Boxing Gym Cochrane
  42. Leah Ronak
  43. St. Andrew’s United Church - Community Lunch Program
  44. Jordan Tilma
  45. Town of Cochrane – Rock the Waves

About CCA - The Cochrane Community Awards program is overseen by a committee of local representatives including: educators, seniors, businesses, sustainability champions, as well as the Cochrane and District Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Cochrane. The program is funded through sponsorship from local businesses and groups who recognize the value in activities that encourage making Cochrane a vibrant place to live.