Larry Hnetka Community Builder Award
Purpose of the Award
In honour of the late Larry Hnetka, the Community Builder Award annually recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to the health and wellbeing of Vancouver’s Westside neighbourhoods. The award recognizes someone who is committed to neighbourhood values of connection, engagement, and neighbourhood involvement. The Larry Hnetka Community Builder Award will is presented at the annual Kits House AGM & Volunteer Appreciation events.
What is a Community Builder?
If you know a person who fits this description, nominate them for the Larry Hnetka Community Builder Award!
About Larry Hnetka
He was a beloved friend, neighbor and colleague to all who had the pleasure of knowing him. He loved his neighbourhood and every dog he met particularly the ones around his home whom he often baby sat. He used his dog walking as a way to get to know people.
In the last decade of his life he was “the” person who brought the 6th Avenue Kitsilano neighborhood together.
He watched many changes happen in the Kits area, one major one was the revitalization of the Kitsalano community centre. He walked around the block everyday to see what progress was made. He became friends with every project manager and construction worker on site.
Larry was a proud tour guide when the renovated Kits House opened and had just become actively involved in the art courses at the time of his passing.
Everyone on site as well as many in the neighbourhood knew him by name and by reputation- he was known as the man with a million ideas and the charm and energy to make them happen.
Nominees for the Larry Hnetka Community Builder Award must be from Vancouver’s Westside which includes the neighbourhoods of Kitsilano, Dunbar-Southlands, Shaughnessy, Kerrisdale, Arbutus Ridge, West Point Grey & UBC.
Nomination forms can be submitted online to email@example.com – deadline for submissions is Friday September 2, 2022 by 5pm
Nomination forms can be downloaded by clicking on the link below:
Larry Hnetka Community Builder Award Nomination Form2022 (PDF)
The Larry Hnetka Community Builder Award Winners