Top row left to right: Tracy, Deanna and Si 
Bottom row left to right: Paul Schmand, Lucia Schmand and Nick Schmand.
Photo credit: Greg Schurman Photography

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Tony Schmand Memorial Award

Call for Nominations

Do you know someone who has had an outstanding year?


DCLS is seeking nominations for the Tony Schmand Memorial Award. If you know someone who has had a Personal, Employment, Training or School and/or a Community Involvement or Volunteering achievement, then please send in a nomination.

Deadline for nominations is July 16th. 


Click here for the Nomination form. 


Previous recipients


DCLS founder Tony Schmand dedicated his life to improving the lives of people with a physical and/or developmental disability.

Tony was a community-minded individual who had a vision to create a positive environment for people to live, work and be productive. He was well known in the Lower Mainland for his many contributions to the community, but will be best remembered for his tireless role in advocating for people with developmental disabilities.

To honour Tony’s vision and commitment, DCLS created the Tony Schmand Memorial Awards in 1995. Presented annually, the Awards recognize the accomplishments of an individual, or a team of individuals, in one or more of the following areas: 

  • Personal Achievement
  • Training and/or School Achievement
  • Community Involvement and/or Volunteerism
  • Employment Achievement

Each recipient is recognized at the DCLS Family Picnic (formerly at the DCLS AGM) and presented with a plaque acknowledging their achievements.