Community & Business Awards

Presented in partnership, The Town of Innisfail and the Innisfail & District Chamber of Commerce celebrate the best in business and community!

Each year, the Town of Innisfail partners with the Innisfail Chamber of Commerce to recognize the many individuals and businesses that contribute, on an exceptional level, to the overall community. These individuals/businesses are nominated by YOU—the members of the community—and recognized at the Community & Business Awards Gala every October. 

NOMINATIONS FOR 2018 AWARDS NOW CLOSED

Community Award Categories

COACH RECOGNITION

A person who has coached in Innisfail a minimum of two years and has achieved accomplishments as follows: 

  • Commitment to athlete and sports development in the community
  • Team success
  • Individual athletic development and successes
  • Demonstrated integrity and leadership 

SPORTS TEAM, MALE ATHLETE OR FEMALE ATHLETE

Three categories with the same criteria of a local sports team, male athlete or female athlete that has: 

  • Demonstrated excellence in athletics
  • Received recognition for achievements
  • Competed at a local, regional, provincial or national level 

MAYOR’S FITNESS AWARD

A volunteer demonstrating exceptional achievement in fitness and/or sport through: 

  • Commitment to health and wellness
  • Proven leadership and/or mentoring of fitness and healthy living 

LEADERS OF TOMORROW

A student enrolled in full-time studies who: 

  • Resides within the Innisfail area
  • Provides outstanding contribution to their community through volunteerism
  • Inspires others to give back to the community 

COMMUNITY ARTS & CULTURE

An individual or organization that: 

  • Provides arts and culture activities/opportunities for the community
  • Participated in art and culture activities at a local, regional, provincial or national level 

COMMUNITY BUILDER

Through volunteerism, an individual or organization that provides: 

  • Distinguished voluntary service which has had a significant impact on the community
  • A minimum of five years of continuous voluntary service 

CITIZEN OF THE YEAR

A citizen making outstanding contributions to the community which positively impacts the quality of life in Innisfail through his/her: 

  • Commitment
  • Skills
  • Outreach
  • Support
  • Leadership 

 

Business Award Categories

Please note that Chamber membership is not required to be nominated for any of the following categories.

BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

  • Management or employees contribute and/or volunteer in the community
  • Success in business growth and sustainability
  • Service and/or products primarily for Innisfail and area
  • Recognition in their field
  • Emphasis on business
  • Good for Innisfail and district 

CUSTOMER SERVICE OF THE YEAR

  • Demonstrated excellence in athletics
  • Received recognition for achievements
  • Competed at a local, regional, provincial or national level 

BUSINESS CONTRIBUTION

  • Puts back into the community through volunteering, donating, or in-kind gestures
  • A business that continues to grow or sustain itself 

FARM FAMILY OF THE YEAR

  • A farming enterprise in Innisfail and district
  • Involvement and contribution to the farming community
  • Multi-generational farm operations/business
  • Achievement in agricultural field (recognized in and/or beyond Innisfail)
  • Farming businesses which include crops, animals or destination focus (i.e., u-pick gardens, hands-on experiences, etc.)
  • Volunteers to help maintain farming through youth organizations (i.e. 4-H and rodeos) 

SAVE THE DATE!  On Friday, October 12, 2018, join us at the Innisfail Legion to celebrate excellence in our community.