The COVID-19 Community Service Award recognizes an individual, community group, or business that went above and beyond during the COVID-19 pandemic to serve neighbours in need, vulnerable groups, or the community at-large.  

 COVID-19 Community Service Award Recipient – 2022

Larry Coleman was recognized for his volunteer efforts in collecting and distributing personal protective equipment, including masks, face guards, sanitizers, and soaps, during COVID-19. A long-time Port Moody resident and volunteer, Coleman continues to give back to the community as a volunteer driver and Director-at-Large with the Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society.

COVID-19 Community Service Award Recipients – 2020

Kost Klip Manufacturing was recognized for donating face shields to organizations in and around our community.

Ken Kuhn was recognized for his efforts to support older residents in our community through the creation of a bi-weekly newsletter called Staying Connected, which includes important resources for those in need of assistance as well as articles to help seniors through the isolation and anxiety caused by COVID-19.

Jeff McLellan was honoured for his many efforts to help the community, such as: organizing multiple fundraising initiatives for SHARE Family and Community Services; offering a story time for kids through Facebook Live; picking up plants for people who did not feel comfortable leaving their house; spearheading a gardening project with Mary Anne Cooper, a recipient of Port Moody’s highest honour, the Freedom of the City award; encouraging people to support local businesses; planning giveaways to encourage people to get creative and show their community spirit; and organizing free ice cream pints for all Port Moody Grade 12 graduates. 

Ladawne Shelstad was recognized for cultivating community spirit and inspiring her neighbours to get creative and come together while staying apart. Shelstad and her daughter decided to cover their garage door with chalk art as a way to lift their spirits. Soon, Shelstad had added chalk art to some of her neighbours’ garage doors and inspired others to do the same. The result was a lane full of creative images with themes of hope and gratitude. Shelstad also put together kits of chalk and art supplies that she offered for sale with the goal of raising money for SHARE Family and Community Services. 

Stellava Ventures was honoured for donating hand sanitizer to organizations in our community.