Whistler’s Longest Standing Celebration
Established in 1969
The Whistler Citizen of the Year Award keeps outstanding community builders front of mind. Whistler Community Foundation is honoured with the task of selecting the annual recipient of this prestigious award.
The Whistler Citizen of the Year is an outstanding community builder who contributes significant volunteer time to enhancing the quality of life in Whistler. This individual demonstrates extraordinary leadership and community service outside of employment. Well-respected in the community, they inspire others with their caring and positive attitude and spirit of cooperation.
An eligible candidate
- is an individual*;
- resides in B.C.;
- is of any age;
- makes recent and significant volunteer contributions within the community of Whistler;
- actively participates in positive change for the benefit of the community;
- empowers others to build community strength and resilience; and
- includes community members in a way that builds trust and promotes a sense of belonging.
*At the discretion of the selection committee, a collective (of two or more volunteers) may be considered an individual, when the collective is focused on one or more shared initiatives that have significant impact on the community
Nominations for Whistler’s Citizen of the Year close on July 30th, 2023.
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Nominees & Winners of the Citizen of the Year (2014 - 2022)
2022 Winner Stella Harvey
2021 Winner Karin Kausky
2020 Winner Dave Clark
2019 Winners: Keith Reynolds and Pat Montani
2018 Winner: Steve Bayly
2017 Winner: Heather Paul
2016 Winner: Cathy Jewett
2015 Winner: Anne Townley
2014 Winner: Sue Adams