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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
|Charles Ian Mottershead||February 25, 2019|
|Sharing Abundance||November 20, 2017|
|Mick Maguire||November 20, 2017|
|Christine Miller||November 20, 2017|
|North Shore Keep Well Society Volunteer Site Coordinators||November 2, 2016|
|Seymour Salmonid Society||November 2, 2016|
|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|
|Tony Webb||October 20, 2008|
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
|Keith Jackson||February 25, 2019|
|Jan Lander and Doug Hayman||November 20, 2017|
|Kulvir Mann||November 20, 2017|
|Todd "Digger" Fiander||November 2, 2016|
|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
|Jaclyn Mansfield||February 2019||For assisting with the rescue of a swimmer in medical distress, saving his life.|
|Katryna Gavin||February 2019||For assisting with the rescue of a swimmer in medical distress, saving his life.|
|Max Jones||February 2019||For assisting with the rescue of a swimmer in medical distress, saving his life.|
|Colm O'Connell||February 2019||For assisting with the rescue of a swimmer in medical distress, saving his life.|
|Juan Pablo Mora, Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service||December 2018||For assisting with evacuation efforts at the Lions Manor fire while off-duty in Deep Cove.|
|Greg Baird, Coquitlam Fire Rescue Department||December 2018||For assisting with evacuation efforts at the Lions Manor fire while off-duty in Deep Cove.|
|Martin Chambers, Coquitlam Fire Rescue Department||December 2018||For assisting with evacuation efforts at the Lions Manor fire while off-duty in Deep Cove.|
|Euan Crawford||December 2018||For rescuing several disabled residents and others from the burning building at Lions Manor.|
|Nick Coles||December 2018||For rescuing several disabled residents and others from the burning building at Lions Manor.|
|Justin Brake||December 2018||For entering the burning building at Lions Manor to assist occupants to safety and alert residents of the fire.|
|Noah Wiebe||December 2018||For entering the burning building at Lions Manor to assist occupants to safety and alert residents of the fire.|
|Aidan Harding||December 2018||For assisting Fire and Rescue with traffic management at the Lions Manor fire, freeing up firefighters to fight the blaze.|
|Captain Doug Beckett, DNV Fire and Rescue||December 2018||For responding to the Lions Manor fire while off duty from home, entering the burning structure with no personal protective equipment and assisting residents who were unable to escape the building on their own.|
|Mikey Koman||December 2018||For helping evacuate residents at the Mountain Village Apartments fire.|
|James Koman||December 2018||For helping evacuate residents at the Mountain Village Apartments fire.|
|Jim Thompson||December 2018||For helping evacuate residents at the Mountain Village Apartments fire.|
|Steve Baughman||December 2018||For providing assistance on site throughout the night at the Mountain Village Apartments fire and shutting off the gas line immediately, averting further disaster.|
|Eugene Mathews||December 2018||For assisting evacuees throughout the night at the Mountain Village Apartments fire.|
|Joel Bodlack||December 2018||For helping residents at the Mountain Village Apartments fire to clear the area, provided them blankets, and stayed with them until further help arrived.|
|Lana MacArthur||November 2017||In recognition for preventing her Highlands Elementary School class from being injured when a 60 foot tree fell in the field while her class was participating in outdoor activities.|
|Fiona Marshall White||November 2016||For her volunteer work with the Girl Guides of Canada in North Vancouver, helping girls aged 6-17 achieve their goals. Ms. Marshall has also volunteered extensively in the community with Block Watch, school PAC events, soccer and a number of other activities|
|Maja Regehr||November 2016||For her dedication in creating a liveable and healthy community through building community gardens such as the Lynn Valley Lions Community Garden as well as the Garibaldi Park Community Garden in the Seymour area.|
|Tom Adair||November 2016||For his work to establish a residents’ zero waste program in the new Beacon Building at Seylynn Village; this program benefits the residents and promotes recycling and reduction of waste.|
|Harvey Kooner of ICBC & the Speed Watch Volunteers||November 2016||For their work promoting school safety zones, setting up distracted driver watches, and helping to make our streets safer through their initiatives.|
|The 2579 Canadian Armed Forces Army Cadets||November 2016||For their help with trail enhancement projects and their commitment to the Adopt a Street program. These kids are also involved in the Remembrance Day ceremonies and sales of poppies.|
|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|