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Brampton Citizens Awards recognize outstanding residents

​BRAMPTON, ON (May 12, 2022) – The City of Brampton recognizes and celebrates community athletes, volunteers and local heroes who have achieved outstanding accomplishments in 2021.

The Brampton Citizens Awards recognize residents who have made a meaningful contribution or have had a significant achievement in one of the following categories during the 2021 calendar year:
  • The Sports Achievement Award recognizes individuals and teams whose achievements in sports have been recognized at the Provincial, National or International level.
  • The Ken Giles Amateur Athlete of the Year Award is presented to an outstanding individual who has made a significant impact and/or exceptional achievement at the amateur level of their respective sport.
  • The Arts Acclaim Award recognizes individuals in the arts whose contributions have had a significant impact in terms of achieving local, Provincial, National or International acclaim.
  • The Long Term Service Award recognizes dedicated volunteers whose efforts have made a significant impact towards the development and advancement of recreational sports, the arts and community social services.
  • The Inspirational Award recognizes Brampton residents who advocate or practice humane action, or who have had an inspirational influence on others.
  • The Citizens of the Year Awards recognizes Brampton volunteers of all ages who demonstrated passionate, dedicated community involvement in 2021.

All nominations were reviewed by a Selection Committee of community members with subject matter expertise in award categories along with elected officials, Brampton Fire and Emergency Services, the Brampton Sports Alliance, the Brampton Seniors Council and Peel Regional Police.

2021 Brampton Citizen Award recipients will be recognized at a ceremony on May 25, 2022 at the Rose Theatre. View a list of all award recipients at


“The Brampton Citizens Awards provide us with the important opportunity to recognize outstanding residents and their contributions as athletes, artists, volunteers and local heroes. Thank you to everyone who put forward nominations. The awards instill pride, acknowledge local citizens for their meaningful contributions and encourage everyone in Brampton to contribute to our community.”
- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“Since 1974, it has been a longstanding tradition to recognize the contributions of those in our community with the Brampton Citizens Awards. We are excited to celebrate residents who made a significant impact in 2021 at the Rose Theatre and encourage residents to learn more about them at”
- Martin Medeiros, Regional Councillor Wards 3 & 4; Chair, Citizens Awards Committee, City of Brampton

“Bramptonians make a difference in our community every day, and the Citizens Awards provide us with the opportunity to recognize their passion and contributions. Thank you to all the recipients for your meaningful contributions throughout 2021.”
- Harkirat Singh, City Councillor Wards 9 & 10; Chair, Corporate Services, City of Brampton

“Brampton is full of passionate and inspiring residents who make a true difference in our community. The City of Brampton is proud to recognize the outstanding contributions of our 2021 Brampton Citizens Awards recipients.
- Paul Morrison, Interim Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton


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