The Volunteer of the Year Awards acknowledge the outstanding contributions of Airdrie’s volunteers.  You can view the categories and criteria here

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Volunteer of the Year Awards.

Nominations (online only) will be accepted until January 16, 2017.


Who can be nominated?

The nominee for the Leader of Tomorrow award must attend within Airdrie school attendance boundaries: .

For all other categories, a nominee must be an individual or an organization - such as a business entity, not-for-profit organization, a volunteer-comprised grassroots committee or a community group - that resides (individual) or operates (organization) within Airdrie and annexation boundaries.

Nominations will be evaluated based on the individual/group’s volunteering efforts within Airdrie and annexation boundaries. (See above link.)

Self-nominations will not be accepted for groups and individuals. (Note: A nomination by staff of not-for-profit groups for their volunteers is acceptable.)

A nominator can only submit one nomination per category.

An individual or group that has previously received a Volunteer of the Year award for a specific category can no longer be nominated for the same category.


How do I nominate someone?

Only completed online nominations will be accepted (no paper nominations).

To complete the nomination, the nominator must:

  • have the nominee’s consent
  • provide complete and accurate nominee information: name of individual/business/group, mailing address, telephone and email address
  • provide a short biography and a narrative on why they are nominating this individual/group. The nominator must ensure accuracy and have the approval of the nominee to provide such information. Use the third-person point of view when writing about the person/group being nominated.

  • submit a high resolution photo of the nominee within a week from submission of the online nomination (note: cellphone photos do not meet this requirement; use a DSLR camera). Photo standards:

- Photo must be in portrait form (chest and head shot) on a plain background.

- JPEG format

- Photo resolution must be 300 DPI or better

- The photo must be 4”x6” or larger


2016 Awardees and Nominees

The 2016 Awards was concluded in May. Congratulations and thank you to the 2016 awardees, nominees and nominators for participating and for all that you do for the community!

Get to know our nominees in the video below.


We are honoured to present the recipients of  the 2016 awards.

Mackenzie Murphy -

Leader of Tomorrow

Community Links Volunteer Program - Airdrie Advocate

Good Earth Coffeehouse & Bakery - Airdrie Ambassador

Matt Carre -

Soul of Airdrie


Leader of Tomorrow Award Category

  • Amanda Black        
  • Mackenzie Murphy


Volunteer Advocate Award Category

  • Advocates for the Airdrie Public Library  
  • Community Links Volunteer Program


Ambassador Award Category

  • Good Earth Coffeehouse & Bakery
  • The Hair Lounge
  • WestMark Holdings Ltd.


Soul of Airdrie Award Category

  •  Matt Carre
  •  Melinda Gross
  •  Michael Loughman, Jr.
  •  Tina Petrow
  •  Veronica Funk
  •  Wendy Contant

Nominees Video


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