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Civic and Youth Awards

<b>Mystery Award </b><br />Awarded to Jane Haley and presented by Les Scott from Pembroke Remax.<b>Youth Leadership Award </b><br />Awarded to Emma Young and presented by Maurice Levesque from Knights of Columbus. <b>Arts & Culture Award </b><br />Awarded to Chris Paulusse and presented by Micheal Parent from Phantom Knights & Eventure Entertainment. <b>Young Althelete Award </b><br />Awarded to Nathan Allen and presented by Norbet Chaput from Silver Stick Committee.<b>Pembroke Senior Award </b><b>Civic Pride Award </b>

The City of Pembroke is proud to recognize and celebrate leadership, personal civic commitment, and engagement in several aspects of the community. The Civic and Youth Awards honors members of the community who demonstrate outstanding civic accomplishments. 

What is a Civic Award?

The Civic Award recognizes the dedication and contributions of volunteers within the City. This award may be given to a resident of the City of Pembroke, a volunteer group operating within the City or a non-resident with strong ties to volunteerism in our City. 

Civic Award Categories 

Civic Pride: Presented to an individual or group for showing leadership in fundraising and promoting the wellness of others. The fundraising must be a benefit to residents and promote a leadership role in fundraising and encouraging other groups within the City. 

Arts & Culture: Presented to an individual or group demonstrating exceptional achievement in the arts. Examples: dance, writing, singing, music, public speaking, etc. Consideration is given to the accomplishment in various areas or promotion of arts and culture within the City.  

Good Samaritan: Presented to an individual or group having concern for or helping to improve the happiness and welfare of others within the City. Consideration will be given to type and nature of support, length of time and how many individuals were benefited within the City. 

Community Service: Presented to an individual or group that has demonstrated outstanding volunteerism within the community. Consideration will be given to the length of service, contribution, leadership and impact on the community in making Pembroke a better place to live and/or who are passionate about protecting and conserving the environment and who are involved with an environmental project within the City.

Outstanding Senior: Presented to an individual that must be at least 65 years of age and have made the City of Pembroke a better place to live. The contribution can be in many different fields such as the arts, literature, community service, volunteerism, education, fitness and sport or humanitarian activities. 

Mystery: Presented to an individual or group who has made a contribution in their own special way within the City.

Spirit of Sport: Presented to an individual or group that demonstrates the love of the game.  Such as a fan, coach or volunteer . 

What is a Youth Award?

The City of Pembroke also recognizes youth in our community who have demonstrated leadership and personal civic commitment. Each recipient is rewarded with a $300 bursary and a Certificate of Merit. 

Youth Award Categories

Personal Courage: A role model for others and a person who maintains high ethical standards in difficult situations. Someone who might disregard their own personal safety or comfort to help another. 

Arts & Literature: Enriching others through creativity, skills, and originality in such activities as music, dance, acting and the visual arts.

Leadership: Demonstrating leadership, marked determination, creativity and a degree of achievement. 

Young Athletes: It does not have to be the first person across the finish line or the gold medalist, rather the recipient of the award will demonstrate skills, devotion, sportsmanship and "class" under pressure. 

Community Contributions: Improving the community through action, education, and service. It may be the young advocate or volunteer that goes the distance to make the world a better place. This is also about citizenship, inspiration, diversity, and leadership. 

The Committee

The committee is composed of volunteers residing within the City of Pembroke who demonstrate a strong commitment to volunteerism. 


Thank you to all sponsors that make the Civic/Youth Awards possible.  Your continued support is greatly appreciated.

2018 Youth Awards Sponsors:  Fiddling & Stepdancing Association, Friends of Bogie's Bar, Kings Sports, Pembroke Kiwanis Club, Pembroke/Petawawa Lions Club, Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 72, 
Rotary Club of Pembroke, Silver Stick

2018 Civic Awards Sponsors:  City of Pembroke Council, David Minns Insurance, Dean-Sinclair, Dr. Raymond Lam, Eventure Entertainment, HGS, KI Canada, Ottawa River Power Corporation, Ry-J's Climbing Adventures, Silver Stick, Those Phantom Knights

Nomination forms now available.

Thank you for taking the time to nominate a deserving candidate for a City of Pembroke Youth or Civic Award.

Please note, this form can only be used for one nomination at a time. You are welcome and encouraged to submit nominations for more than one person, but the form must be filled out separately for each one. All entries must be received by 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 17, 2019.

If you have questions, contact Jo-Anne Schutt in the Parks & Recreation Department at or 613-735-6821 ext. 1510.

* Award category (please select just one):
* Name of nominee:
* Address of nominee:
* Phone number(s) of nominee:
Nominee's date of birth (required for Youth Awards and Senior Award only):
Nominee's organization/school:
* Does he/she know they are being nominated?
* Name of nominator:
* Address of nominator:
* Nominator's phone number(s):
Nominator's email address:
* Relationship of nominator to nominee:
* Why does this person deserve this award?

Please feel free to send in additional information. For judging purposes, this is encouraged.

Please email additional information to Jo-Anne Schutt at Please include the nominee's name in your email subject line.