Notice of Civic Recognition Award Nomination Period

Wed, May 13, 2020

The City would like to recognize outstanding citizens in our community who have made a tangible difference through actions which demonstrate strong principles and  commitment to the public good. Now more than ever, people from Prince Rupert are stepping up to give back to the community and deserve  recognition.  Below is a list of awards that the City currently presents and a  description of why they are presented.

“Freedom of the City” Represents the highest honour that the City can bestow on an individual or unit of the armed forces of Canada or another nation, in accordance with Section 158 of the Community Charter.

“Civic Merit Award” Represents an award bestowed on an individual who has brought distinction to the community through their outstanding achievements in one or more of the following areas: business and entrepreneurship, arts and entertainment, science and academics, health and education, sports and youth leadership and volunteer and community service.

“Civic Appreciation Award" Represents the expression of appreciation to an individual and/or group for their services and/or contributions that have benefited the community.

“Certificate of Appreciation" Represents the expression of appreciation to an individual for their contribution to a Council established committee or task force to which they have been appointed.

“Appreciation Pin” Represents the expression of appreciation to an individual who has volunteered for a committee or the City for an event within the community.

“Achievement Award” Represents an award given to an individual, team or group of persons, who achieve Provincial, National or International honours in various areas of endeavour, or perform a noteworthy deed.

“Sgt. William Booth Award for Valour" Represents an award presented to an individual who, acting on their own initiative or as members of volunteer organizations, demonstrate unusual humanitarian effort in order to help and protect their fellow citizens, sometimes placing themselves at great personal risk.

Please note that only nominations that have been submitted via the nomination form will be considered for the award.  All nominations must be received by 4:30 pm  on Monday, June 15th, 2020.  Forms are available on our website here, or by emailing City Hall at   If you would like a paper copy of the form sent to you, please call (250) 627 0939 with your request. 

Forms can be dropped in the mailslot at City Hall (424 3rd Avenue West) or emailed to with the subject line “Civic Recognition Nomination”.

 Notice of Civic Recognition Award Nomination Period