Previous Finalists

Mayor & Council’s Order of Cochrane: Dr. Ross Watson (2018), Susan Flowers (2017), Betty & Denis Goodsell (2016), Jack Tennant (2015), Maureen Wills (2014), Lydia Graham (2013), Gordon Davies (2012), Christina & Jimmy MacKay Family (2011), Barry Mjolsness, Spray Lakes Sawmills (2010).

Ambassador of the Year: Cody Matechuk (2018), Dr. William Hanlon (2017), Bow Valley Rugby Club (2016), Kaitee Dal Pra (2015), Snap Dance Studios Performance Team (2014), Glen Boles (2013), Studio West Bronze Foundry & Art Gallery (2012), Martin Parnell (2011), Cochrane Possee (2010).

Volunteer Group of the Year : Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (2018), 2512 King’s Own Calgary Regiment Royal Canadian Cadet Corps (2017),  Cochrane Society for Housing Options (2016), Cochrane Santa Claus Parade (2015), Seniors for Kids Society (2014), Cochrane Home Treasures (2013), The Inside (2012), Cochrane 50 & Over Club (2011), Big Hill Seniors Citizens Society (2010), Operation Red Nose (2009).

Community Builder of the Year: Stuart Bradley (2018), Cochrane Home Treasures (2017), Bill Popplewell (2016), Jennifer Foy (2015), Christine Harding (2014), Michael LaPorte (2013), Claire Young (2012), Margaret Lepp (2011), Laureen Bowness (2010).

Employer of the Year: Boys & Girls Club of Cochrane & Area (2018), Snap Dance Studios (2017), Cochrane Movie House (2016), Canadian Tire (2015), OnGrowing Works (2014), Town of Cochrane (2013), Boys & Girls Club of Cochrane & Area (2012), Dr. David Sawka (2011), Five Star Communications (2010).

Equity & Inclusion Champion of the Year: Melissa Engdahl (2018), St. Andrew’s United Church, Community Lunch Program (2017), Eliza Neven-Pugh (2016)

Newsmaker of the Year : Warren Collins (2018), Cochrane Lions Rodeo – 50th Anniversary (2017), Cochrane Historical & Archival Preservation Society (2016), Tristan Walker (2015), Cochrane Fire Services & Emergency Management  (2014), Martin Parnell (2013), Morley Cadet Program (2012), Town of Cochrane (2011), Martin Parnell (2010).

Education Initiative of the Year: Bow Valley High School – Time for Hope Colours Cochrane (2018), Cochrane High School – CHAT Room (2017), Bow Valley High School – Building Futures Program (2016), Glenbow Elementary School Recycling Program (2015),  Glenbow Elementary School Global Stewards (2014), Cochrane High School Sustainable Development Committee – Wind Turbine Initiative (2013), St. Timothy’s School in conjunction with Lifestyles Fitness (2012).

Youth of the Year: Santana Shukin (2018), Kassidy Gerhardi (2017), Jordan Tilma (2016), Alexis Miskiewicz-Tomazyk (2015), Eliza Donnelly (2014), Lawson Parker (2013), Will Cathcart (2012), Brianna Worthington (2011), Leah Loeppky (2010).

Business of the Year: Mountain Vista Law (2018), Midas Cochrane (2017), Guy’s Cafe & Bakery (2016), Grand Avenue Pharmacy (2015), Cochrane Movie House (2014), Green King Ltd. (2013), Heavenly Outhouse/Poor David’s (2012), Canadian Tire (2011), Cochrane Health & Fitness (2010).

Citizen of the Year: Palwinder Singh (2018), Ray Goodship (2017), Marni Fedeyko (2016), Mick Gee (2015), Barry & Dawne Metcalfe (2014), Sandra Robin (2013), Dianne & Kelly Kimmett (2012), Don Hepburn (2011), Jack Tennant (2010).

Senior of the Year: Jane White (2018), Terrance Haxton (2017), Stuart Bradley (2016), Orville Lammle & Janet Waddell (2015), Lloyd Manning & Dave Tschritter (2014), Mona Sylvestre (2013), Douglas Campbell (2012).

Pathfinder of the Year: Cochrane Farmers’ Market (2018), Cody Wildman (Posthumous) (2017), Paul Hewko (2016), OnGrowing Works (2015), Judy Stewart (2014), Tim Giese (2013), Jeff Couillard (2012).