Civic recognition roll
Our civic recognition program honours individuals or organizations who, through their exceptional personal or public efforts, have made a significant contribution to the quality of life in the District.
There are a number of awards within the program, which recognize varying levels of service to the community.
People who have received civic recognition
Review the full lists of people who have been recognized by Council for the contributions.
Freedom of the District
The Freedom of the District may be conferred on distinguished people, in accordance with the provisions of Section 158 of the Community Charter.
Until Council revokes the honour, a person given Freedom of the District is deemed to be an elector, and may vote in the election of mayor or councillor. If the person is a Canadian citizen, he or she is also deemed qualified to run for the office of mayor.
Council may also honour a distinguished unit of the armed forces of Canada, the UK, or any other Commonwealth nation by conferring the Freedom of the District on that unit. The unit's commanding officer will have, by virtue of office, the same privileges of a person honoured with freedom of the municipality.
A unanimous vote of Council is required to confer Freedom of the District.
People who have been awarded Freedom of the District
|Recipient||Honoured for work as||Date|
|Frank Ashdown||Community Activist||November 23, 2010|
|Don Bell||Former District Mayor||June 9, 2008|
|Anita Dadson||Community Advocate||June 9, 2008|
|Murray Dykeman||Former District Mayor||June 9, 2008|
|Ernie Crist||Former District Councillor||February 7, 2008|
|Marilyn Baker||Former District Mayor||November 24, 2003 and November 6, 2006|
|6th Field Engineer Squadron||November 24, 1984 and September 16, 2006|
|Derek Inman||Community Activist||December 5, 1977|
|R.C. Andrews||Former Mayor||January 3, 1977|
|Karen Magnussen Cella||World Figure Skating Champion||March 3, 1973|
The Council's Award recognizes volunteer groups that have made outstanding contributions to the community. Equivalent to the Freedom of the District, the Council’s Award is the highest award that the District can bestow.
People or groups who have received the Council's Award
|North Shore Rescue||January 18, 2014|
|North Shore Rescue||April 28, 2014|
Award of Honour
The Award of Honour recognizes individuals or organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the community, including significant achievements in sports, science, and culture, either within the District, the Province, nationally or internationally.
It can also include significant acts of philanthropy or heroism.
People or groups who have received the Award of Honour
|Dan Ellis||September 19, 2016|
|Maureen Bragg||March 2, 2015|
|ZoAnn Morten||April 7, 2014|
|Janice Harris||April 7, 2014|
|Mary Sue Atkinson||April 7, 2014|
|Peter Thompson||April 7, 2014|
|Eric Andersen||February 3, 2014|
|Kevin Bell||February 3, 2014|
|David Cook||February 3, 2014|
|Jim MacCarthy||February 3, 2014|
|Dirk Oostindie||February 3, 2014|
|Elise Roberts||February 3, 2014|
|Lynn Valley Community Association||January 24, 2011|
|Mr. Dan Jarvis||November 15, 2010|
|Dr. Corrie Kost||November 15, 2010|
The Achievement Award is presented to individuals, teams, or groups who achieve provincial, national, or international recognition in the areas of sports or culture, or perform a noteworthy deed which is considered a benefit to the community.
People who have received the Achievement Award
|Dr. Paul Sugar||March 2, 2015|
|Dr. Marylene Kyriazis||March 2, 2015|
|Andrea Burk||September 15, 2014|
|Hilary Leith||September 15, 2014|
Certificate of Appreciation
The Certificate of Appreciation recognizes the commitment and contribution that a person or organization made towards the District of North Vancouver.
People who have received the Certificate of Appreciation
|Mick Webb||March 2015||In recognition of his tireless work in creating the Cates Park War Memorial.|
|Kirk Makepeace||March 2015||In recognition of his generous donation of a six ton jade boulder used in the creation of the Cates Park War Memorial.|
|Ashley Wiles||January 2014||In recognition of her commitment to positively changing the lives of young girls through the Sole Girls program.|
|Bonnie Lilley||January 2012||In recognition of her many years and countless hours of dedication to helping the animals of North Vancouver.|
|Del Kristalovich||September 2011||In recognition of her many years and countless hours volunteering for the betterment of our community.|
|Bob McCormack||December 2010||For his outstanding achievement of making the ValleyFest 2010 Winter Olympic celebration one of the most successful local community events in the history of the North Shore.|
|John Gilmour||December 2010||For his outstanding achievement of making the ValleyFest 2010 Winter Olympic celebration one of the most successful local community events in the history of the North Shore.|
|Grant Botto||December 2010||For his outstanding achievement of making the ValleyFest 2010 Winter Olympic celebration one of the most successful local community events in the history of the North Shore.|
|Eric Muira||December 2010|
|Cathy Piteux||June 2010||For her tireless organization and direction of the fundraising drive for the new Indian River Playgrounds|
|Tricia Gardner||June 2010||For her success in being the driving force in seeing the new Indian River Playgrounds project through from beginning to end.|
|Sally Hocking||June 2010||For her inspirational design concept for the new Indian River playgrounds.|
|Terry Byrnes||June 2010||For his outstanding commitment to the Harvest Project.|
|Dr. Brian O'Connor||December 2009||For his years of service as the North Shore's Chief Medical Health Officer|
|Peggy Munro||June 2009||For her outstanding commitment to Canyon Heights Elementary School and its students, for supervising the Highland Boulevard crosswalk every afternoon from September 2002 to June 2009|
|Glynis Dobson||June 2009||For her outstanding commitment to Canyon Heights Elementary School and its students, for supervising the Highland Boulevard crosswalk every afternoon from September 2002 to June 2009.|
|David Cook||June 2009||For his deep commitment to the parks and natural environment of the District of North Vancouver|