Recognizing volunteers in the community

Volunteer Recognition Program

Without the ongoing dedication of our many volunteers, Quesnel would not be able to offer the incredible diversity of amenities, events, sports and cultural activities, and support programs that our multitude of volunteer organizations and individuals offer all year round.

The Volunteer Recognition Program shines a monthly spotlight upon a dedicated group, society, and/or organization that has made great volunteer contributions and efforts in the community. This recognition process is a great way for the community to come together and celebrate all volunteers throughout the year.

We want to hear from you!

  • Do you know or are you part of an outstanding volunteer organization or group that works tirelessly to make our community a special place and who deserves recognition?
  • Has a volunteer organization had a positive impact on your life?

If your answer is yes, please take the time to fill out a recognition form. Nominations for recognition can be made by a person, group or corporation.

Help us celebrate the people who make our community a more vibrant place to live through their personal investment of time and energy into the things they are passionate about. You have the power to nominate and identify those who will be celebrated.

Get the recognition form download

Send your recognition form to City Hall

Join us in recognizing the organizations that make an impact on the betterment of our community! Get involved through Donating and Volunteering!

Recognized in 2022
February 2022 | Seniors

We recognize the Quesnel Seniors Advocacy Service for their ongoing contributions to Seniors. Get involved today by joining and volunteering!

Seniors Advocacy Services - 250-992-9330

Recognized in 2021
June 2021 | Adult Sports

We recognize Quesnel Mixed Adult Soccer Association for their ongoing contributions to Adult Sports in the community. Get involved through Donating and Volunteering by connecting with Quesnel Mixed Adult Soccer Association.
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July 2021 | Youth Sports

We recognize Quesnel & District Minor Hockey for their ongoing contributions to Youth Sports in the community. Get involved through Donating and Volunteering by connecting with Quesnel & District Minor Hockey.

Shelley Mack | Office Administrator | 250-992-2119 |
Carlos Gonzalez | Communications Officer | 250-991-1537 |

August 2021 - Community Environment

We recognize Quesnel Trail and Nature Club for their ongoing contributions to Community Environment. Get involved today through joining and volunteering!

Deanna Walker  |
Lorna Schley  |

September 2021 - Youth Programs

We recognize Jam Camp North for their ongoing contributions to Youth Programs. Get involved today! To join the list for next year, to volunteer, or to donate to Jam Camp North, contact:

Nancy Lilienweiss |250-992-6196 |

October 2021 - Agriculture

Join us in recognizing the Quesnel Farmers’ Market for their dedication and work to support agriculture in the community. 

Tim Cawdell |


November 2021 - Service

Join us in recognizing the Rotary Club of Quesnel for their service and work to support the community. 


December 2021 - Special Interest

Join us in recognizing the Toastmasters Quesnel for their dedication and work serving and supporting the community.

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Past honourees of the Volunteer Citizen of the Year

The City of Quesnel thanks the past Quesnel Volunteer Citizen of the Year Committee and the Quesnel Cariboo Observer for their support and hard work throughout the years. In the past, the City of Quesnel has recognized a Volunteer Citizen of the Year (VCoY) through a nomination process and awards dinner. This community-based nomination process recognized individuals (or on occasion couples and groups) who had dedicated themselves to serving the community in a volunteer capacity.

1980 - 2017

Volunteer Citizen of the Year Winners

2017 - Louis Beaulieu
2016 - Rick Prosk
2015 - Rose Gaetz
2014 - Florence White
2013 - Liane Kimmie
2012 - Jean Stimpson
2011 - Liz Miller
2010 - Dianne Greenwood
2009 - Lynne Wright
2008 - Carol Weremy
2007 - Marion Gordon
2006 - Grant and Gerry Knauf
2005 - Gus Cameron
2004 - Marie Skinner
2003 - Bob Zimmerman
2002 - Ron Silver
2001 - Helen Flynn
2000 - Stan Phillips
1999 - Doreen O'Brien
1998 - Vera Peever
1997 - Jack Nelson
1996 - Gloria Lazzarin
1995 - John Pritchard
1994 - Betty Motherwell
1993 - John McKelvie
1992 - Mel Dunleavy
1991 - Susan Maile
1990 - Helen Kuhn
1989 - Grace Steele
1988 - June Wall
1987 - Ruth Scoullar
1986 - Frank Hennessey
1985 - Joan Huxley
1984 - Cathy Walsh
1983 - Marie Weldon
1982 - Margot Rose
1981 - Mac Grady
1980 - Gary Landers

Lifetime Achievement Awards

2016 - Keith Watkin

2015 - Bob Graham [Posthumous]

2013 - Francine Gaetz [Posthumous]

2012 - Ron Paull

2011 - Peter Couldwell


  • Janice Butler
  • Cathy Heinzelman
  • Bev Pontius

2009 - Mary Glassford

Silent Hero Awards


  • Doug Greenwood


  • Forbes Campbell
  • Quesnel Soup Kitchen
    • Seventh Day Adventist Church


  • Dave Sutton
  • The Kopetski Family


  • Marjorie Hessels
  • Norma Malic


  • Jean Gelinas
  • Jean Muir
  • Gene Pascuzzo
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