The highlight of the night, for many, was to hear the amazing comeback story of tri-athlete Janelle Morrison.

She told the crowd she doesn’t feel like she’s anyone special, that overcoming life’s obstacles is in all of us.

Six different awards were handed out at last night’s event including the mayor’s CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARD.

Recent double Olympic medal winner Denny Morrison took the honour this year.

Other award winners…

Shayla Faminow awarded the YOUTH OF THE YEAR distinction.

Sandy Troudt was selected as CULTURAL PERSON OF THE YEAR.

Clinton Green was chosen RECREATION PERSON OF THE YEAR.

The Fort St. John Public Library was given the LITERACY AWARD. 

And…the Fort St. John Red Cross ‘HELP’ Program volunteers recognized for the HUMANITARIAN AWARD.