Spirit of Community Awards Nominations


Port Moody, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam

Last year marked the return of the Society of Community Development’s Spirit of Community Awards as part of the annual Taste of the Tri-Cities. Held in the mezzanine of the Red Robinson Theatre in Coquitlam, it was a great atmosphere to pay tribute to some of our finest citizens.

”Last year we were overwhelmed by the positive response of the community to the return of SOCA,” said Cathy Burpee, Chair of SCD. ”The nominees we met truly provided an evening an inspiration and celebration. As we open the nomination process for 2011, we look forward to hearing about more of our remarkable citizens.”

The Society for Community Development is now accepting nominations for the Spirit of Community Awards. They will be held once again with the Taste of the Tri-Cities on Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 at the Red Robinson Show Theatre.

There are 9 categories…

  • Environment
  • Middle School Youth
  • Youth
  • Neighbour to Neighbour
  • Cultural Harmony
  • Community Action
  • Community Volunteerism
  • Arts and Culture
  • Lifetime of Leadership Award in honour of Myrna Popove

  • The following general criteria should apply to those nominated:

    • They teach by example
    • They value a balance in their lives, which promotes the health of themselves, their family and the community
    • Their actions are motivated out of altruism and respect
    • They welcome diversity of ability, culture and age
    • They encourage and support the vision and dreams of others
    • They encourage others to expand their vision.


    The Society for Community Development (SCD) was established in 1989 as a non-profit and non-partisan social planning organization to support the communities of Anmore, Belcarra, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody. The SCD works towards empowering all who live work or play in the Tri Cities to address social issues present in our community.


    The deadline for nominations is June 3rd. Visit www.societyforcommunitydevelopment.com/community_awards for the nomination form and all the details.

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