Gravenhurst Community Spirit Awards Committee

photo of community spirit award recipients

The Gravenhurst Community Spirit Awards Committee is a community Subcommittee of Council that provide recommendations on award recipients and coordinate the matters related to the Gravenhurst Community Spirit Awards.

Learn more about this Committee by selecting a topic below.

Vision & Primary Role

Vision: to publicly recognize the outstanding achievement(s), volunteerism, and acts of Good Samaritan of townspeople, and to promote a sense of pride within the community.

Primary Role: responsible for the development, coordination and hosting of the Community Spirit Awards celebrations every 2 years outside of a municipal election year. They also organize the award ceremony event, manage displays, and establish/ develop/define/review criteria and process of award recipients in accordance with the eligibility criteria.

All Boards and Subcommittees of the municipality are governed by the same legislation:

Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference outlines the purpose, structure, operating rules, and define the various roles of membership within a Subcommittee.

The Terms are jointly developed and approved by Council, and can change as the nature of the work of Council evolves.

View the Gravenhurst Accessibility Advisory Committee's Terms of Reference


Committee membership is made up of local community volunteers, affiliate members, a Council representative and Staff Liaison:

  • Gord Durnan
  • Mayor Paul Kelly, Council Representative
  • Heidi Lorenz, Council Representative
  • Shawna Patterson, Manager of Recreation Services (Staff Liaison)

Schedules, Agendas & Minutes

View this Committee's Annual Schedule of Meetings

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.

2019 Spirit Awards Nomination Form

The Town of Gravenhurst Community Spirit Awards Committee is accepting nominations for individuals or groups who have shown Outstanding Volunteerism, Outstanding Achievement, or an Act of Good Samaritan.  Recognition is given to individuals, groups or individual members of groups who consider Gravenhurst their home.  Nominations are open to all citizens in Gravenhurst.

Please return the completed nomination form to the Recreation Division at the Gravenhurst Centennial Centre, by the October 7th deadline. You may choose to email the form directly to or mail the nomination form to: Town of Gravenhurst, Attention: Shawna Patterson, 3-5 Pineridge Gate, Gravenhurst, ON, P1P 1Z3.

Educational Resources

View our Awards, Grants and Incentives page to view past Award Recipients

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