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Salute to Excellence honours Edmontonians who have contributed to the unique and diverse fabric of our community.

Our city is strengthened by the personal efforts of many individuals and groups. Their dedication, talents and achievements provide leadership, vision and a reason to celebrate our city and its citizens.

Since 1951 Salute to Excellence has encouraged Edmontonians to continue in their endeavours through public recognition at our annual ceremonies.

Salute to Excellence Council


The council maintains formal and informal partnerships with many organizations and institutions related to arts and culture, community service, and sports such as the Edmonton Sports Council, Edmonton Arts Council and the Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations.

The main focus of the Salute to Excellence Council is to identify deserving citizens in each category, and to oversee suitable recognition ceremonies.

Council/Committee members serve in a voluntary capacity, however, parking is an eligible expense.

Council Activities

  • Adjudication
  • Halls of Fame Induction Ceremony - June
  • Citation and Performance Awards - November


People seeking membership should have:

  • Significant, direct experience with 1 of the 3 categories: 
    • Arts and Culture
    • Community Service
    • Sports
  • Recent experience as a board or committee member
  • The ability to analyze issues from a broad perspective
  • The ability to commit:
    • Minimum of 3 years on the Salute to Excellence Committee
    • 6-10 hours per month on Salute to Excellence Council and Committee related activities
    • The Salute to Excellence Council meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at Circle Square, 11809 Groat Road, from 11:45am-2pm
    • Members also participate on 1 of the Standing Committees, which meet up to 4 times per year, during regular business hours and/or evenings


  • To develop and maintain a good working knowledge of the Salute to Excellence mandate and operating guidelines
  • To actively participate in Salute to Excellence Council and Standing Committee meetings, orientation planning sessions and other Salute to Excellence activities
  • To abide by the Ethical Guidelines for Citizens Who Serve on City Boards, Agencies and Committees
  • To work collaboratively with other Salute to Excellence Council and Committee members and City Administration
  • To have a strong commitment to the community

Application Process

Fill out the Volunteer Member Application Form and send it using the following options:

Correspondence with applicant will be by email.

For More Information

Salute to Excellence Awards

PO Box 2359
Edmonton AB  T5J 2R7



Fax 780-577-3525

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