The Chinook Hero Award

The Chinook Hero Award gives thanks and recognition to a member or group in the LGBT community who has or have helped improve the LGBTQ+ community.


Anyone may nominate a candidate, by sending a 1 page letter about the nominee to info@calgarychinookfund.ca The advisory committee nominates their own candidates from submissions and other sources.

Names of persons or groups and an abstract of their accomplishments are nominated by 2 persons. The nominee must agree to be nominated. Nominees can achieve an award at any year after nominee submission. The grant decision-making committee reviews the applicants and recommends the recipient to the larger advisory committee.


Any person or group who or which has spent a number of years attempting to better the community for LGBTQ+ people in Alberta, and has achieved a significant accomplishment or accomplishments, is qualified.

About the Award

The Hero Award is given to no more than one group or person per year is given. No financial award is given. A person can only achieve the award once


The award is given at each Chinook dinner once per year. It is announced on the Chinook webpage.

Original Glass Trophy by Bee Kingdom Glass

We would like to thank the artist of the award itself, Bee Kingdom Glass. Each year the award recipient receives an original glass blown trophy from Bee Kingdom Glass, see: http://www.beekingdomglass.com/

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