City Announces 2023 Civic Award Recipients

Published on: 2023/07/06 - in News

The City of Kingston is honoring six exceptional community volunteers with its annual Civic Awards, acknowledging residents who generously donate their time to various areas of community service, such as culture, heritage, recreation, sports, health, education, environment, safety, or business.

The recipients of the 2023 Civic Awards are:

  • First Capital Distinguished Citizen: Lynda Colgan
  • Honourable Achievement: Janice Barling and Marci McMullen
  • Youth Volunteerism: Etienne Bougie, Sekai Chikodzi, and Ravnoor Kang

Mayor Bryan Paterson expressed his appreciation for the dedicated volunteers and their efforts to strengthen the community. “Volunteering is about building unity and making a positive impact on others’ lives,” said Mayor Paterson. “Each year, it is an honor for me to present these awards to deserving individuals in Kingston. I am excited to announce this year’s winners, as we received numerous exceptional nominations showcasing inspiring stories of people going above and beyond for their community. Thank you for dedicating your time, energy, and skills to create a thriving and compassionate city.”

For more information about the Civic Awards and this year’s recipients, visit

The award recipients will be recognized during a ceremony at the Intercultural Arts Festival on Sunday, September 17. Stay updated on the City of Kingston’s social media channels for announcements highlighting each recipient’s significant contributions to the community.

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