Arts and Culture Wall of Fame

The Arts and Culture Committee maintains a Wall of Fame for artists in the area that have been recognized for their significant contribution to the arts and cultural life of Niagara Falls.

Sports Wall of Fame

The Sports Wall of Fame was created to honour and perpetuate the names and deeds of those individuals whose athletic abilities have brought fame to themselves and their community.

Summer Trillium Awards

The goal of the Summer Trillium Awards program is to Recognize and Encourage Outstanding Horticultural Displays for Public Viewing in the City of Niagara Falls. Visit the Trillium Awards page for details.

Volunteer Recognition Awards

Each year the Arts & Culture Committee and the Recreation Committee host a Volunteer Recognition Evening in order to honour and recognize the many outstanding volunteers in our community. Community organizations are invited to recognize one Individual Volunteer and one Corporate Sponsor each year. In addition, the community is invited to nominate individuals to receive the following special awards.

Visit the Award Details and history page for more information on the George McPhail, Doug Austin and Civic Pride awards including nomination forms and deadlines. For information about the Barbara Frum award and Arts and Culture Wall of Fame, visit the Arts and Culture Wall of Fame page.

Stamford Collegiate Alumni Association Award in Memory of Barbara Frum

This award is presented to an individual or organization who has enhanced the quality of our lives by virtue of their outstanding contribution to fostering and developing Arts and Cultural opportunities in Niagara Falls. Barbara Frum was a well known and respected journalist, interviewer, and commentator in print, radio, and television.

Civic Pride Award

This award is presented to those residents who demonstrate a true commitment to our community and help make the City a nicer, cleaner place in which to live by making a difference to the daily lives of those who live in Niagara  Falls. These are the “unsung heroes’ who take pride and ownership in our community.  Their actions demonstrate how important the little things in life can be and how a difference can be made by an individual or group.

Environment Award

This award is presented to those citizens, groups, businesses, industry or organizations residing or working in the City of Niagara Falls who have made a significant contribution toward the protection or enhancement of the City's environment. Any contribution made by a citizen, group, business, industry or organization should be based on the individual or organization's own initiative and should not be the result of legislated requirements. Regard should be given to the following when making a selection: impact of the achievement on the local environment; improvement of public health.; on environment awareness of public. Advancement in environmental protection. Promotion of sustainable development. Addresses the preservation of genetic diversity. Protection of the existing environment. Maintenance of essential ecological processes. Educational component to the achievement.

George MacPhail Award

This award is presented to an individual or organization who has displayed an outstanding volunteer contribution in recreation to the citizens of Niagara Falls. The award is made in memory of George MacPhail, a former Niagara Falls elementary school vice-principal and a longtime, dedicated member of the City of Niagara Falls Recreation Committee.

Senior Volunteer of the Year Award 

This award is presented to a senior resident, 60 years of age or older, who demonstrates a true commitment to our community by their volunteer work. The service that they provide goes well above and beyond and makes a significant impact on the community.

Youth Volunteer of the Year Award 

This award is presented to a youth resident, 21 years of age or younger, who demonstrates a true commitment to our community by their volunteer work. The service that they provide goes well above and beyond any volunteer service required by their school.

Doug Austin Award

The Doug Austin Award is a special award presented each year by the Niagara Falls Review.  Doug Austin was a sports editor at the Niagara Falls Review for over 30 years.  The award was started in 1982, prior to his death, and is presented to a person in the community for dedicated volunteer service and accomplishments in sports. Please note: this award is administered by the Niagara Falls Review and the City does not accept nominations for this award.

Nominations

Nominations will be received online. The deadline for nominations is October 17, 2014. Two tickets to the event will be mailed to each Nominating Organization/Individual, Individual Volunteer Award Recipient, and Corporate Sponsor Recipient. Ten tickets will be mailed to each of the Special Award Recipients. Additional tickets will be available to purchase at the cost of $20.00 per ticket.

Although online nominations are preferred, paper copies of the nomination forms are available in the Recreation and Culture Department at the MacBain Community Centre, 7150 Montrose Road, Niagara Falls, ON, L2H 3N3. For further information please contact the Recreation and Culture Department at 905.356.7521 X 3336 or email Recreation and Culture.