Nominations for 11th Annual Community Awards close Thursday at 4:00 p.m.

Fort St. John Mayor Lori Ackerman presented Cindy Dettling with the 2017 Mayor's Citizen of the Year Award at the 10th Annual Fort St. John Community Awards. Photo by Jessica Fedigan

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Nominations for the City of Fort St. John’s 11th annual Community Awards Gala will be closing this week.

Once again, residents have the option of submitting their nominations online at Nomination forms can also be picked up at City Hall, the North Peace Leisure Pool or the Pomeroy Sport Centre.

The five categories for nominations are:

  • Cultural Award
  • Literacy Award
  • Recreation Award
  • Humanitarian Award
  • Youth Award (nominees must be under the age of 18)
  • Mayor’s Citizen of the Year

Last year, the father and son duo of Faisal Rashid and Mustafa Faisal were the recipients of the Humanitarian and Youth awards respectively. Russell Eggleston was the winner of the Cultural Award, Bo Hedges won the Recreation Award, and Cindy Dettling was named Citizen of the Year by Mayor Lori Ackerman for her work with the Safe Stop Campaign.

For more information about the Community Awards, contact Lisa Rowbotham at (250) 787-5791 or

The deadline to submit nominations is Thursday, March 8th, at 4:00 p.m.