Awards of Excellence

Over the last 20 years, the annual Awards of Excellence event has evolved but the reason we gather year after year remains the same - to thank all of the individuals and businesses who give back so generously to our community. It’s our past, present, and future nominees and award recipients who really make the Township of Centre Wellington an amazing place to live, work and play.

Nominations are typically accepted into thirteen award categories for several months prior to the event. As a pilot project for the 2021 event, starting in the fall of 2020 we have decided to accept year round nominations for three of the award categories:

Citizen of the Year

This award is presented to  an individual who makes outstanding contributions  to our community, with no expectation of personal gain. Volunteering of one’s time and talent towards the betterment of our community is the hallmark of this award. This nomination must be made from a third party (i.e. no self-nominations).

Download Nomination Form PDF

Youth Citizen of the Year

(formerly the Alvin Shortt Award)

This award is presented to an individual under the age of 25 who makes outstanding contributions to our community.  This award recognizes excellence in youth in Centre Wellington, with leadership, work ethic, and integrity being major factors in this award. Self-nominations are now accepted, and encouraged, for this award.

Download Nomination Form PDF


Customer Service Excellence

This award is presented to a business that consistently provides exceptional customer service. This nomination must be made from a third party (i.e. no self-nominations). We now accept these nominations year round, and encourage you to submit as these moments of Customer Service Excellence occur!

Customer Service
Excellence Nomination



It is our hope that this allows nominations to be submitted when they are top of mind for people.

Completed nomination packages (For Citizen & Youth Citizen of the year) should be emailed to events@cwchamber.ca
or dropped off to 400 Tower Street South in Fergus.




~ Some snapshots from previous Awards of Excellence events ~