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Celebrate downtown by nominating a deserving champion

​The Heart of our City Committee (HOC) is excited to announce details for the Fifth Annual Celebrate Downtown Gala which recognizes the individuals, businesses, organizations and events who invest their time, ideas and capital into Lethbridge's Downtown.

Nominations are now open for awards in the following seven categories:

  • Unsung Hero Award: committed to taking care of the downtown community, often without recognition or praise.
  • Transformation Award: leading the transformation of downtown spaces, business and activities.
  • Innovator Award: takes risks and is not scared to challenge the status quo as they work to create, maintain, support and promote an exciting downtown.
  • From the Heart Award: social change agent, working to make downtown a welcoming place for all.
  • Event of the Year: event committed to creating a vibrant and inclusive downtown.
  • Volunteer of the Year: someone who freely gives up their time and energy to benefit downtown.
  • People's Choice Award: overall downtown champion.

Nominations open today and will remain open until April 3, 2020. The link to the nomination form can be found at

This year's awards recipients will be recognized on Friday, May 1 at the Multicultural Centre (421 6 Avenue South) in a fun gala event that brings together downtown friends, neighbors, colleagues and community contributors to meet, mingle and network.

For more information, visit the Celebrate Downtown Facebook Page at:

Media Contact:
Andrew Malcolm
City of Lethbridge, Urban Revitalization Manager
P: 403-320-3926