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Annual Volunteer Leadership Awards

The 2020 nomination period is now CLOSED!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Town of Okotoks has postponed the annual Volunteer Leadership Awards ceremony that was scheduled for April 22, 2020. Recipients will be announced at a later date. Continued updates on COVID-19 are available at

Okotoks Premier Volunteer Recognition Event!

Volunteerism creates a vibrant community, and each year we recognize this with The Annual Leadership Awards, in conjunction with National Volunteer Week. Established in 1996, this community-focused volunteer recognition event celebrates the contributions and accomplishments of outstanding volunteers in our community. The awards promote the value of volunteering and serve as an inspiration for others to embrace community involvement and become volunteers.

  • Leaders of Tomorrow recognizes outstanding young people who have made exceptional contributions and demonstrate leadership, energy, commitment, character and devotion to helping others. 
  • Heart of Okotoks Award recognizes individuals, families, groups and businesses who demonstrate leadership, passion and commitment toward creating a healthy and vibrant community, and who serve as inspiration to others.

Be a champion for your favourite volunteer(s). Nominate someone who inspires you and is making a difference in our community. 

Watch a video on the impact of recognizing youth volunteers, produced by award partner, the Okotoks Western Wheel:


The Leadership Awards would not be possible without the ongoing commitment of our partners: Okotoks Rotary Club and the Western Wheel. 


Recipients of the award be invited to attend the Leadership Awards event as a special guest.  At this event they will be celebrated, and their accomplishments highlighted.  

*Exciting Opportunity!*  The High School recipient of the Leaders of Tomorrow Award will also receive a $500 bursary to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards in Chestermere from May 9-12, 2020.  This is a three day conference and an amazing learning experience. 

Everyone nominated for a Leadership Award receives recognition.  All nominees will receive a nomination certificate and package, have their name published in the Okotoks Western Wheel during National Volunteer Week, and will have the option to purchase a ticket for the Leadership Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, April 22, 2020.  In addition, they will receive an invitation to volunteer at the 2020 Seniors Celebration on Friday June 5, 2020.