The Don Evans People of Action Awards are presented to Rotarians in District 5040 who take action to create lasting change in their communities and the world. The awards typically presented by the District Governor at the District Conference and that approximately 10 Don Evans People of Action Awards will be awarded each year.

2021 People of Action Awards as presented by PDG Darcy Long

Bert Parungao  -  Rotary Club of Mountainview  Hanging our world one project at a time.
Joan Posivy  -  Rotary Club of Vancouver  Creating Opportunities for continued Service to Youth and Community.
Jonathon Borgens  -  Rotary Club of Kitimat Leading by example, true Service Above Self
Gary Chomyn  -  Rotary Club of Vancouver Sunrise Continued growth and significance of the Hoop-a thon event
Edwin Lee  -  Rotary Club of Tsawwassen Making a difference through vocation with the Flu Shots for Polio Awareness
Eleanor Kendell  -  Rotary Club of Kitimat Creating lasting PEACE in our world, one dove at a time.
Shauna Wang  -  Dragon Rotary Club of Vancouver Building the Rotary Family through Interact
Dr John Havens  -  Rotary Club of Quesnel Truly a Lifetime Person of Action Rotarian
Mary Anne Velayo  -  Rotary Club of Mountainview Tthe art of collaboration, bringing Rotarians and Clubs together to Open Opportunities

2020 People of Action Awards as presented by DG Bala Naidoo

Brian Brown  -   Rotary Club of Whistler Millenium
Brian Finley  -    Rotary Club of Squamish
Brian Gascon  -  Rotary Club of Terrace
Franz Gehriger - Rotary Club of Vancouver
Gerry Glazier   -  Rotary CLub of Vancouver
Joy Johnston  -  Rotary Club of Arbutus
KIm Guthrie  -  Rotary Club of Mackenzie
Luke Vorstermans  -  Rotary Club of Gibsons
Marina Roma-March  -   Rotary Club of New Westminster
Neil Mort   -  Rotary Club of Yaletown
Nigel Bullers   -  Rotary Club of Fraserview
Rick Duff  -   Rotary Club of Steveston

2019 People for Action Awards as presented by DG Darcy Long

Brian Street  -  Vancouver  “imagination and passion and vision for a new fundraiser”
Angelika Posselt  -  Burns Lake  “tirelessly working through the Postman Group to support firefighting efforts in her community”
Elana Agala  -  Richmond Sunset  “Outstanding leadership and going above and beyond with her arrangements and execution of the Rotary Friendship Exchange to the Philippines”
Jessica Fisher  -  Rotaract Club of Prince George  “for seizing the moments that count!”
Valerie Little  -  Burnaby  “Dreams big and has the desire to take Rotary Act of Kindness worldwide” 
Christine Oatway for her initiative to bring Starfish Pack Program to Terrace,  and Giselle Birch - Starfish Pack Program Champion, Maureen O'Conner - Starfish Pack Program Champion, Ron Malmas - Starfish Pack Program Champion
Murray Wood   -  Whistler  “Defender of Clubrunner Award"  to webmaster extraordinaire Murray Wood
Shirley-Pat Chamberlain  -  Williams Lake  - “Commonwealth Women's Mentoring Program Champion”
Sheila Mortensen  -  Williams Lake Daybreak  “empowering her club through a community project.

2018 People for Action Awards as presented by DG Don Evans

Bill Nichols - Prince Rupert for Championing the Rushbrook Trail
Ron Suzuki - Vancouver Sunrise for Hoop a Thon
Min Kwan - Vancouver for Creating an innovative new model for the  Foundation dinner
Rhonda Gossip - Sunshine Coast - Instrumental for Support Initiatives for Homeless
Brittany Broderson - Gibsons for bring Gibsons Rotary in to the 20th Century of Communications
Kim Wall - Powell River Sunrise Food Bank Fundraiser Extraordinaire
Vasant Lakhani - Burnaby Deer Lake Medical Camp in Uganda
Richard Prill - for Championing a very Special 90th Anniversary Gala
Liz Scott - Squamish for Championing Blessing Bags for Fire Evacuees
Judy Mason - for Initializing and Facilitating Clubs Strategic Plan
Sherrie Jamieson - Tsawwassen for instantly stepping up as District Secretary on her return from a year of overseas travel