JCI Vernon Good Citizen Of The Year Award

Each year, JCI Vernon recognizes an outstanding member of the community. This award is handed out to celebrate the accomplishments and successes of an individual who has gone above and beyond to make a difference.

The winner is awarded in a “surprise” ceremony, and then recognized by the community during the Vernon Winter Carnival.

Congratulations to Marie Morris, JCI Vernon Good Citizen 2016!

Throughout the years, Marie has worn many hats in this community, and is still going strong at 78. She's an active member on the Board of Directors for Special Olympics, serving as Athlete Registration/Medical Records. She spends a great deal of time chaperoning athletes at out-of-town tournaments.

Marie is also very involved with Trinity United church, volunteering in the office, as well as behind the scenes, helping young families and seniors attend services.

Over the years, Morris has been the president of the local Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Vernon Winter Carnival Chairperson, President of the Kinette Club, active with minor hockey, the Kokanee Swim Club, Camp Hurlburt, and much more. She’s also a huge supporter of the arts community.

The Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy provided $500 for Marie to donate to a charity of her choice, and she picked the Upper Room Mission.


Marie Morris is awarded JCI Vernon Good Citizen by Committee Chair, Robbie Hoyte

If you know someone who deserves to be nominated, please email jcivernongoodcitizen@gmail.com.