The Roger Inman Memorial Award
This award is given annually to a project that has made a significant contribution to the economic development of the community. CCEC is committed to keeping our money and resources working in our community by actively supporting and promoting the development of strong, successful community businesses, projects and organizations.
ANY CCEC MEMBER GROUP, BUSINESS OR INDIVIDUAL IS ELIGIBLE FOR THIS SPECIAL RECOGNITION/CASH AWARD. If you have any questions, please contact Joanne.
The award honours the memory of Roger Inman, a past president of CCEC, whose contributions to the wellbeing of the credit union were numerous. Roger became a member when CCEC first opened in 1976 and shortly after began serving as a volunteer teller. He was also a member of the credit committee, and later joined the Board of Directors where he served as co-chair and spearheaded the newsletter. A warm lovable man, Roger always contributed his time, insights, and humour to the many community initiatives with which he was involved. He was also active in local politics where his keen mind and natural optimism were always appreciated. Through this award, we acknowledge his devotion to community economic development, his commitment to his ideals and his generosity in spirit.
Inman Award 2021 Shared
Pride in Art Society and DOXA Documentary Film Festival were each awarded the Roger Inman Memorial Award 2021. The Trustees felt that both member organizations were most deserving of the recognition and awarded $1,000 to each of them. The announcement of the 2021 award recipients was by Trustee and new Board Member, Gerry Dragomir.
On learning of the award, DOXA said, "We are honoured to accept the Roger Inman Memorial Award, alongside the Pride in Art Society (who do outstanding, necessary work). We feel very proud to join the ranks of amazing organizations from award years past, and look forward to continually supporting the values of cooperation, curiosity, and critical media engagement."
The Pride in Art Society said, “We are honoured to be awarded the Roger Inman Memorial Award. Our wholehearted thanks to the trustees for this recognition in Roger Inman’s memory, and to CCEC for its dedication to keeping money and resources working in our community by supporting and promoting the development of organizations like ours.”
About Our 2021 Winners
DOXA is presented by the Documentary Media Society, a Vancouver-based non-profit charitable society (incorporated in 1998). They are devoted to presenting independent and innovative documentaries to Vancouver audiences (and, as of recently, beyond). The society exists to educate the public about doc film as an art form. The 20th annual festival is May 6-12, 2021.
The Pride in Art Society (PiA) produces, presents and exhibits art with a curatorial vision favouring challenging, thought-provoking contemporary art work that pushes boundaries and initiates dialogue. Our annual Queer Arts Festival (QAF) is a professional, artist-run, multidisciplinary festival and our year-round SUM gallery is Canada’s only queer-mandated art gallery.
2020 Winner: The People's Prom
THE PEOPLE'S PROM is a fundraiser for creative resistance and direct action in British Columbia. It's a radical, community-oriented, annual event in East Vancouver held Feb. 14th. The event is a radical, queer, cross-dressing, big dress wearing prom you never had in high-school.
The Prom Committee is a volunteer-run group of seven individuals who organize the People’s Prom and oversee the People’s Trust Fund. Since 2001, they have raised funds and provided micro-grants of $200 - $5,000 to grassroots organizations for initiatives that may have difficulty securing funding from other sources. Several grants are given out annually.
Over the years the fund has given micro-grants to Indigenous groups, women’s centres, anti-poverty and homeless activists, environmental and anti-pipeline initiatives, political arts festivals, and transit education. In the last 20 years, they have given out an estimated $80,000 in micro-grants. There are CCEC Member associations including No One is Illegal who have received funding from the People's Prom.
Inman Award Past Recipients
2021: DOXA Documentary Film Festival AND The Pride in Art Society
2020: People's Prom
2019: Wild Salmon Caravan
2018: Sanctuary Health
2017: Vancouver Co-op Radio for its' Each for All Program shared the award with Girls Rock Camp Vancouver.
2016: Joint Effort
2015: No One is Illegal
2014: Groundswell Grassroots Economic Society
2013: Red Fox Healthy Living Society
2012: Girls Rock Camp Vancouver