Nominations & Voting

Nominations Open August 1, 2024 – Closing September 2, 2024
Voting Opens September 9, 2024 – Closes September 15, 2024
Winners will be announced at the Awards Banquet & Gala on November 7, 2024

 

Dawson Creek Community Awards Banquet & Gala

Date: November 7, 2024
Venue: Co-op Mercer Hall
Tickets: On sale August 1, 2024

Download our 2024 Sponsorship Package

 

What are the Community Awards?

Community awards are a way for us to recognize the efforts and commitments made by individuals, businesses, and groups to build a stronger community and enhance our quality of life through volunteerism, achievement, acts of heroism or philanthropy.

Community Futures Peace Liard has organized the Dawson Creek Community Awards 2024 on behalf of the City of Dawson Creek to celebrate local nominees and recipients. New categories have been added to highlight, businesses, and people within that make our community a vibrant place to work, play and live.

Thank you to all our past sponsors and the people that participated in nominating and voting. We would not be able to have this event without all of you participating!

 

2023 Winners

2023 Awards Sponsor Winner
Business of the year Dawson Creek & District Chamber of Commerce Curtis York Trucking
Citizen of the Year City of Dawson Creek Lloyd Garvin
Entrepreneur of the Year Community Futures Peace Liard Evan Ollenberger
Inclusive Workplace of the Year Dawson Creek Society for Community Living Dawson Creek Co-Op
Youth of the Year Northern Lights College Damean Perrin
Youth of the Year Northern Lights College Damean Perrin
Volunteer of the Year Urban Systems Fred Feddema
Non-Profit of the Year Tim Hortons Dawson Creek Society of Community Living
New in 2024
Health Service Professional Champion of the Year
New in 2024
Emergency Service Professional Champion of the Year

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Award Categories

 

Citizen of the Year Award

The Citizen of the Year Award recognizes an individual that has achieved an exemplary reputation inside and outside our community with their actions. They are known as a leader or role model by their peers and contribute to the community in a meaningful way.\

 

Volunteer of the Year Award

Awarded to a volunteer that has provided outstanding community services, with direct benefits to the citizens of Dawson Creek. Services may be related to the environment, health, and social services; arts and culture; recreation; education; or neighborhood/community improvements.

 

Business of the Year Award

The Business Award recognizes the contributions of an individual or business towards areas including, but not limited to; social innovation, mentorship, or investing in the community and have a valid business license with the City of Dawson Creek..

 

Entrepreneur of the Year Award

The Entrepreneur Award recognizes someone who has started a new business. Starting a new business takes determination and passion. Who do you know that has started a business in the past two years that you admire.

 

Youth of the Year Award

The Youth Award recognizes an individual who has made a positive contribution to their peers, community or is volunteering on a committee, volunteer organizations or youth group.

 

Non-Profit of the Year Award

The Non-Profit Award recognizes an organization whose actions, commitment, volunteer leadership, service and community spirt has made a positive impact on the community.

 

NEW Categories in 2024

Health Care Champion of the Year Award

Awarded to doctor, nurse, or other health professional a member of our health care system that goes above and beyond in ensuring quality health care in Dawson Creek. They are known as a leader or role model by their peers and contribute to the community in a meaningful way.

 

Emergency Service Champion of the Year Award

This individual must work in a professional capacity in emergencies including, Fire Department, Ambulance, and our Law Enforcement. They are known as a leader or role model by their peers and contribute to the community in a meaningful way.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

PARTNER Sponsor $25,000

At this level you get to be the sole sponsor for the Community Awards Banquet held late January beginning of February where we will celebrate the top nominees and the winners with a gala type event. Contribution covers the cost of the gala to celebrate these awards.

 

Dawson Creek Community Awards Partner for Three Consecutive Years

This is a great opportunity for your business to be recognized as the lead sponsor of the Dawson Creek Community Awards for three consecutive years being held at the Ovintiv Event Centre. You will be recognized prominently at the registration table.

 

Partner Sponsor Promotion Package

• Logo Promotion – Website, Nomination & Voting documents, Awards Programs, social media, On Sponsor Screen during Gala event.
• Inclusion in pre-event marketing
• 2 x Pop Up Banner in banquet room. Banners will need to be provided by Sponsor.
• Table of Eight – Reserved with 8 complimentary tickets to the Banquet Gala for 2024 & 2025 & 2026 Award Events.
• Opportunity to speak at the Awards Gala (5 minutes)
• A half page in the Awards Program for congratulating nominees & winners

 

PLATINUM Sponsor $10,000

 

Banquet Gala

The formal awards banquet is still being talked about from 2023 Awards Night. Our nominees and award winners will be honoured and recognized. All guests will be served an incredible meal in an elegant room. We want to keep our tickets at a lower price so everyone can afford to attend! We require your sponsorship to make this happen.

 

Platinum Sponsor Promotion Package

• Table of Eight – Reserved with 8 complimentary tickets to the Banquet Gala
• Opportunity to speak at the Gala (5 minutes)
• A quarter page in the Awards Program for congratulating nominees & winners
• Inclusion in pre-event marketing
• Logo Promotion – Website, Nomination & Voting documents, Awards Programs, social media, On Sponsor Screen during Gala event.
• Pull Up Banner (supplied by your company)

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GOLD Sponsor $5000 – $7500

 

Opening Welcome Reception $7500

The welcoming reception was a great hit at the 2023 Awards! As soon as you make your way into the event centre the guests will be welcomed with complimentary drinks and appetizers. As the sponsor we invite you to greet our guests and welcome them to the reception. We invite you to bring swag from your business and a pull up banner with your logo (that you must provide). Your logo will be present everywhere letting our guests know you generously sponsored this event. Live music will be playing. The reception will be held outside the banquet room in gala style.

 

Audio Visual $7500

Audio Visual – The audio-visual element of the gala is a first-class event with the work of owner Russel Eggleson, Sounds Around Town.
As the audio-visual sponsor, you will also receive the following: • Logo inclusion “Audio Visual Sponsor” on presentation screens.

 

Gala Room Decor $5000

The banquet room deco/flowers/table settings/stage is done eloquently by local business Flowers by Charene. The ambiance is fitting for any 5 Star Hotel Resort Dining Room! Centerpiece branding will incorporate your logo/brand.

 

Awards Program $5000

Our program has all the nominees showcased in the category they have been chosen from. This sponsorship will cover the cost for graphic designing for the keepsake awards program. Each guest receives a program to follow the presentations and save as a keepsake of the event.

 

Gold Sponsor Promotional Package

• Display company signage during social (note: signage must conform to conference signage guidelines)
• 2 x Complimentary Gala Tickets
• LOGO Promotion – Website, Mobile App, Awards Program, social media
• 1 x Pop Up Banner in Banquet room
• Inclusion in pre-event marketing (social media: Facebook and Twitter

 

 

SILVER $2000 – $4000

 

Winner Awards Sponsor $2,000 Each

Sponsor can come on stage and present award to winner. Your logo will be etched on award with the name of the winner and your company name will be included in the introduction of the winner of the category you sponsored.

• Citizen of the Year
• Business of the Year
• Entrepreneur of the Year
• Youth of the Year
• Non-Profit of the Year
• Volunteer of the Year
• Employee Inclusivity of the Year
• Health Worker Champion of the Year
• Emergency Response Champion of the Year

 

Photographer/Video Sponsor $4,000

We will capture all elements of the event with a professional photographer and videographer. This includes sponsoring the photo booth background for friends and colleagues to get group photos or headshots. Videos will be prepared as keepsakes for our nominees, winners, and sponsors.

 

Printing Sponsor $3500

Logo on program as the printer sponsor

 

Lanyard Sponsor $2500

Company logo on lanyard

 

Signs & Poster  $2500

Company logo on all signs and posters.

 

Silver Sponsor Promotional Package

• Display company signage during opening reception and remain up throughout the event.

• 1 x Complimentary In-person gala ticket

• LOGO Promotion – Website, Awards Program, social media

• Inclusion in pre-event marketing (social media: Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn)

 

Contact Info

Sue Kenny, Events Manager

skenny@communityfuturespeaceliard.com

250-219-1341