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

More information on eligibility and the nomination process at the end of this page.


2018 Awardees and Nominees

Congratulations to our 2018 awardees who were recognized at the Awards for Community Excellence event on May 3rd, 2018 at the Bert Church LIVE Theatre.  

Thank you to all the awardees, nominees and nominators for participating and for all that you do for our community!

Leader of Tomorrow category    

Awardee: Jaya Bansal

Volunteer Advocate category

Awardee: Airdrie Parade and Fireworks Committee

Nominee: Soap for Hope-YYC


Soul of Airdrie category

Awardee: Sharon Uhrich


Nominee: Chris Gourlie


View nominee interviews and the announcement of winners on this video: 


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.


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