The 2021 Community Awards Recipients

On Sunday, November 28, 38 nominees and 14 Cochrane Community Award recipients were honoured at the Cochrane Ranchehouse.

The afternoon featured people and organizations/businesses, who are out in their community doing good. CochraneNow on-air hosts Eric Ruttle and Lauren Meister were on hand to guide us through the nominees, and after a short musical interlude by Celtic harp player Kathleen Pepers, the award recipients were announced.

The 2021 award recipients are:

Order of Cochrane: JoAnn Churchill
(Category Sponsor: Cochrane Mayor and Council)


Ambassador of the Year: Jo-Anne Oucharek
(Category Sponsor: Cochrane Tourism Association)


Business of the Year: Mehtab East Indian Cuisine
(Category Sponsor: Cochrane and District Chamber of Commerce)


Citizen of the Year: Scott Lloyd
(Category Sponsor: Cochrane Home Treasures)

Community Builder: Cochrane and Area Events Society
(Category Sponsor: Debbie Leah & Associates – Royal LePage)


Education Initiative of the Year: École Elizabeth Barrett Elementary School
(Category Sponsor: Bow Valley College)


Employer of the Year: Cochrane Home Treasures
(Category Sponsor: Cochrane and District Chamber of Commerce)


Equity and Inclusion Champion of the Year: Paul Singh and Ozzie Sawicki
(Category Sponsor: Town of Cochrane, Equity and Inclusion Committee)


Newsmaker of the Year: Grand Opening – Jack Tennant Memorial Bridge
(Category Sponsor: Cochrane Times)


Pathfinder of the Year: Corinne Burns
(Category Sponsor: Sustainability Partners Uniting Resources – SPUR)


Senior of the Year: Diane Hunter
(Category Sponsor: TWO Pharmacy)


Volunteer Group of the Year: Cochrane and Area Events Society (CAES)
(Category Sponsor: Cochrane Family & Community Support Services)


Youth of the Year: Jade Janzen
(Category Sponsor: Boys & Girls Club of Cochrane and Area)

The 2021 Nominees are:
Ali Hardock, Big Hill Lodge, Carol Sheldon, Cayley Breeze, Cochrane and Area
Events Society, Cochrane Home Treasures, Cochrane Toyota, Corinne Burns,
Dan Kroffat.,Diane Hunter, École Elizabeth Barrett Elementary School, Found Books
& Shop, Fiona Gilbert, Fireside Pharmacy, Gresal Tapulao, Helping Hands Society of
Cochrane & Area, Jackie Shier, Jade Janzen, Jim Rooney, JoAnn Churchill, Jo-Anne
Oucharek, Lannie Rae Gourmet, Les Petites Abeilles Preschool, Marni Richelle
McConnach, Mehtab East Indian Cuisine, New Radiance Medi Spa Ltd, Ozzie
Sawicki, Paul Singh, Route 22 Artist Collective Ltd, Sandra Robin, Scott Lloyd,
Seniors For Kids Society, The Crossing at Ghost River, The Strand Hair Salon,
The Town of Cochrane, West Valley Chiropractic Centre, Young Professional Rotary
Club of Cochrane, Zeta Hickey.

For more information about these awards visit: www.ccawards.ca

Written by
Samantha Nickerson

Samantha is the Founder of Urbancasual.ca and is also the Lead Content Creator. She is a community inspired individual who is always looking for better ways to serve and connect the community, whether it be through the sharing of stories or organizing local events.

Samantha also designs websites & is a digital marketer.

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Written by Samantha Nickerson