Do you know a young person, or a group of young people, who deserve to be recognized for their commitment to making the world a better place? Nominate them for this year’s John Gibbard Memorial Award!
On the occasion of United Nations Day, October 24th, the United Nations Association in Canada – Vancouver Branch annually presents the John Gibbard Memorial Award to celebrate the United Nations and their work towards peace, justice and security.
The Vancouver Unitarians are proud to be long-time supporters of the John Gibbard Memorial Award. Each year’s winner is honoured on at a ceremony held in our Sanctuary at 49th and Oak.
About the Award
The John Gibbard Memorial Award is presented annually by the Vancouver Branch of the United Nations Association in Canada in recognition and memory of John Gibbard who was a supporter of the League of Nations from its creation in 1919, in the wake of the First World War. When the League ceased to exist, John Gibbard continued to support the ideals upon which the League had been founded. When the United Nations was formed after the Second World War, John Gibbard became an active member of the United Nations Association in Canada. He was dedicated to involving youth in the creation of a better world for all.
The Award is given to a young student or group of students in recognition of their dedication and commitment in working for humanity and a better world.
The Award will be presented at a ceremony to be held at UCV on Sunday October 22rd, 2023.
The deadline for nominations is Oct. 2, 2023.
To submit a nomination, go to this website.