The Citizen of the Year

2024 Whistler Excellence Awards presented by BlueShore Financial | Whistler Chamber of Commerce


Created in 1969, the Citizen of the Year award is Whistler's longest standing celebration. The Whistler Community Foundation is honored with the task of selecting the annual recipient of this prestigious award. The Whistler Citizen of the Year is an outstanding community member who contributes significantly to enhancing the quality of life in Whistler. This individual demonstrates extraordinary leadership and community service for the betterment of the community. Well-respected in the community, they inspire others with their caring and positive attitude and spirit of cooperation.


This award has a slightly difference process and timeline:

  • Nominators should complete the form in full.
  • The Whistler Community Foundation selection committee will review all forms.
  • The Whistler Community Foundation will announce the winner at the 2024 Whistler Excellence Awards.

An eligible candidate:

  • is an individual*;
  • resides in B.C.;
  • is of any age;
  • makes recent and significant volunteer contributions within the community of Whistler;
  • actively participates in positive change for the benefit of the community;
  • empowers others to build community strength and resilience; and
  • includes community members in a way that builds trust and promotes a sense of belonging.

*At the discretion of the selection committee, a collective (of two or more volunteers) may be considered an individual, when the collective is focused on one or more shared initiatives that have significant impact on the community.