Awards of Excellence
The Spruce Grove Awards of Excellence recognize achievements and contributions made to the City of Spruce Grove. Awards of Excellence are awarded to individuals who have made a significant contribution to the City of Spruce Grove, and have achieved national and/or international recognition in one of seven categories:
The Athletics category honours outstanding national and international calibre athletes who have represented Spruce Grove in a creditable manner in athletic competition, and whose example of good sportsmanship has brought repute to the sport and high regard for the individual. To be eligible for nomination as an athlete, a nominee must have represented Spruce Grove as an amateur or professional athlete at a national or international level.
The Arts category honours outstanding individuals or organizations who gain national or international acceptance or recognition of outstanding achievement in one or more of the arts where considerable discipline, skill and training is required (or where qualified board adjudicators or judges have publicized their awarding opinion or decision). For the purpose of this award, Arts shall include, but not be limited to: literary arts, visual arts, performing arts, film, video and traditional arts. To be eligible for a nomination , a nominee must have made a significant contribution to the Arts in Spruce Grove and have gained national or international recognition.
The Education category honours those individuals who gain recognition from an accredited national or international body for outstanding achievement in education. To be eligible for nomination , a nominee must have made a significant contribution to education in Spruce Grove and have gained national or international recognition.
The Environment category honours those individuals who gain recognition from an accredited national or international body for outstanding achievement in environmental protection and conservation. To be eligible for nomination a nominee must have made a significant contribution to the environment and have gained national or international recognition.
The Innovation category honours those individuals who gain recognition from an accredited national or international body for outstanding achievement in innovation. To be eligible for nomination a nominee must have made a significant discovery which resulted in national or international recognition.
The Spruce Grove Awards of Excellence Community Service category honours those individuals or groups who have provided lengthy and significant volunteer service to athletics, arts, social services, health care or community service in Spruce Grove. To be eligible for nomination , a nominee should have given or should continue to give outstanding service to the Spruce Grove community.
The Significant Achievement category honours those individuals or groups who gain national or international recognition for accomplishments not described in any of the aforementioned award categories. To be eligible for nomination a nominee must have positively affected or otherwise made a significant contribution to the community of Spruce Grove by excelling in his/her respective discipline including accredited national or international recognition of achievements.
Nominations must be submitted by April 30 to be considered for the current year's award. Nominations received after the deadline will be considered for the following year's awards.
To be considered, all nomination materials and attachments must be submitted. Nominations must contain complete and accurate information concerning the merits of the candidate and must have the consent of the nominee, or if deceased, the nominee's family.
- Thoroughly read the nomination package to determine which category is most appropriate and ensure your nominee meets the conditions of that category.
- Prepare a letter, not longer than four pages, to the Chairman of the Spruce Grove Awards of Excellence Committee describing why this nominee merits recognition.
- Complete the Awards of Excellence Nomination and Reference Material Forms
- Nomination Form 1 contains information pertaining to the nominee, the category and references.
- Reference Material Form 2 describes the accompanying support materials that identify or document the nominee's accomplishments. Support materials may be used as the basis of the nominee's interactive presentation. This may include video clips, audio clips, film, magazine and newspaper articles, photos and any other material relevant to the nominee's accomplishments.
Nomination packages can be submitted to City Hall in person, by email , fax or direct mail.
City of Spruce Grove
315 Jespersen Ave.
Spruce Grove, Alberta T7X 3E8
Clause of exception
In the event where an individual has received national or international acknowledgement of contributions to their field, the individual may be considered for further recognition from the City of Spruce Grove such as, but not restricted to, the naming of streets, parks and public facilities in the recipient's honour, pending approval of Spruce Grove City Council.
For more information call 780-962-2611 or e-mail us .
All personal information (letters, biographies, resumes and supporting materials as well as photographs, video recordings, digital images, collected by the nominator and/or the City of Spruce Grove is collected under the authority of Section 34(a) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act. The City of Spruce Grove will use this personal information exclusively for administering the Awards of Excellence. If you have any questions regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal information for these awards, please contact the FOIP Coordinator at 780-962-7634 ext.154.