Nominees are being sought for the City’s annual Civic Awards, recognizing significant community contributions by outstanding Kingston residents, and you have until April 22 to submit your choice.
Nominations for 2022 can be made for categories that include First Capital Distinguished Citizen Award that celebrates a lifetime of volunteer work, the Honourable Achievement Award recognizing specific efforts, and Civic Award for Youth Volunteerism.
“With the unprecedented needs and challenges we have faced over the last couple of years, I am so proud and inspired by how our community has pulled together,” says Mayor Paterson. “Now is the time to recognize the individuals who have gone above and beyond, the people who show up when things get tough and the people who are always giving back to the community. I encourage you to take the time to nominate these people so we can give them the recognition they deserve
The Civic Award for Youth Volunteerism award recognizes people in three categories – elementary, high school and post-secondary youth up to age 24 – who demonstrate leadership, care and compassion and/or an ability to overcome personal challenges, motivate others or use special skills to improve the community’s quality of life.
Nomination forms and more information can be found online at CityofKingston.ca/CivicAwards or submit a completed nomination form in person at City Hall, 216 Ontario Street, or one of these City of Kingston recreation centres: Artillery Park Aquatic Centre, Rideau Heights Community Centre, the INVISTA Centre.
Completed nomination forms must be submitted by 4:30pm on April 22. All submissions will be reviewed to confirm eligibility and sent to the selection committee with Civic Award recipients celebrated on July 1.
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