Deadline for Civic Award Nominations Extended

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Kingston City Hall

The deadline to nominate someone for a Kingston Civic Award has been extended to Friday, May 19th.

Particular interest was expressed by the City to receive nominations for the Mayor’s Award for Youth Volunteerism in the Grade 5-8 category.

Those category winners will receive $750 to be used toward a school project of their choice or design.

So if you know an outstanding Kingstonian whose community or volunteer work deserves recognition, nominate him or her for one of the Civic Awards by submitting their name online or picking up a nomination form at City Hall.

Submit nominees for the following categories:

Mayor’s Award for Youth Volunteerism

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Recognizing youth in three categories – Grades 5-8, Grades 9-12 and post-secondary youth up to age 24 – this award will go to someone who demonstrates leadership, care and compassion and/or ability to overcome personal challenges, motivate others or use special skills to improve the community’s quality of life.

This year, winners of this award will receive a scholarship of up to $2,000 thanks to a partnership with the United Way of KFL&A and funded using a portion of the net proceeds from the 2016 Kingston Penitentiary tours.

First Capital Distinguished Citizen / Honourable Achievement Award

Honouring volunteers of all ages for their community contributions, the First Capital Distinguished Citizen Awards recognize a lifetime of volunteer work, while the Honourable Achievement Awards recognize more specific efforts.

Completed nomination forms must be submitted by 4 pm on Friday, May 19th. They will then be reviewed to confirm eligibility and referred to the selection committee.

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