Community Awards Committee

photo of community spirit award recipients

The Community Awards Committee is a Subcommittee of Council responsible for developing and coordinating the Community Spirit Awards celebration, and inductions for the Gravenhurst Lions Sport Hall of Fame.

The Community Spirit Awards celebration is a biennial awards celebration that recognizes outstanding achievement(s), volunteerism, and significant accomplishments of residents in the community to promote a sense of pride within the community.

The Lions Sports Hall of Fame Awards recognize citizens by induction to the Gravenhurst Lions Sports Hall of Fame located at the Centennial Centre.

The Community Awards Committee meets in the designated year, beginning in September and ending in November.

Mandate and Responsibilities
  • Develop and coordinate the Community Spirit Awards celebrations, including the organization of the award ceremony event and management of displays;
  • Develop and coordinate the Gravenhurst Lions Sports Hal of Fame located within the Centennial Centre;
  • Approve and manage the displays of individual and / or team sport inductee recipients for the awareness and enjoyment of visiting patrons;
  • Establish, develop, define and review criteria and processes for award recipients, inductees and sport memorabilia collections in accordance with the established eligibility criteria;
  • Provide recommendations on inductions and award recipients to Council;
  • Plan and host an induction and award ceremony every two (2) years outside of a municipal election year.
Terms of Reference

The Terms of Reference outlines the purpose and structure of the Subcommittee. The Terms are jointly developed and approved by Council, and can change as the nature of work of Council evolves.

View the Community Awards Committee's Terms of Reference.

  • Gord Durnan
  • Kelli Gladu
  • Heidi Welker
  • Councillor Robinson (Council Representative)
  • Nicole Gray (Staff Liaison)
Agendas and Minutes
Agendas and Minutes for this Committee's meetings can be viewed within our Council Calendar when posted.

If you wish to speak at a meeting, visit our Information and Special Request Page.

For more information on Schedules, Agendas and Minutes, please contact the Deputy Clerk/Committee Coordinator.

Spirit Awards Nomination Form
The Community Spirit Awards will begin accepting nominations in Fall 2023.
Educational Resources
View information surrounding Inductees and Sport Memorabilia Collections on our Awards, Grants and Incentives Page.

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