Nominate an Outstanding Kingston Resident for a Civic Award

Published on: 2021/04/22 - in News

Nominees are being sought for the City’s annual Civic Awards, recognizing significant community contributions by outstanding Kingston residents, and you have until May 13 to submit your choice.

Nominations for 2021 can be made for categories that include First Capital Distinguished Citizen/Honourable Achievement Award and Civic Award for Youth Volunteerism.

“I look forward to seeing this year’s nominees for the Civic Awards. Over the past year, we’ve seen members of the community step up in so many different ways to address the challenges brought about by the pandemic,” says Mayor Bryan Paterson. “We are so fortunate that we have so many kind and generous individuals who give their time and energy to benefit others. This event is always a highlight and I want to thank everyone in advance for nominating outstanding members of our community.”

The First Capital Distinguished Citizen/Honourable Achievement Award recognizes 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.

Civic Award for Youth Volunteerism recognizes youth in three categories – Grades 5-8, Grades 9-12 and post-secondary youth up to age 24 – who demonstrate 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.

Nomination forms can be found online at or by visiting City Hall or at a City of Kingston recreation centre when these facilities reopen following the provincial shutdown (Artillery Park Aquatic Centre, Rideau Heights Community Centre or the INVISTA Centre).

Completed nomination forms must be submitted by May 13th at 4:30pm when they will be reviewed to confirm eligibility and delivered to the selection committee. The selected recipients celebrated on Canada Day.

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