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City extends deadline for Civic Award nominations

May 3, 2017 -

The City of Kingston is extending the deadline to nominate someone for a Civic Award to Friday, May 19 – and is particularly interested in receiving nominations for the Mayor's Award for Youth Volunteerism in the Grade 5-8 category. Winners in this category will receive $750 to be used toward a school project of their choice or design.

Know an outstanding Kingstonian whose community or volunteer work deserves recognition?

Nominate him or her for one of the Civic Awards listed below!  See more details and find the nomination forms at www.CityofKingston.ca/CivicAwards or at City Hall, 216 Ontario St.

Mayor's Award for Youth Volunteerism

This award 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.

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. The scholarships are funded using a portion of the net proceeds from the 2016 Kingston Penitentiary tours.

First Capital Distinguished Citizen/Honourable Achievement Award

This award honours 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 p.m. on May 19 and will be reviewed to confirm eligibility and referred to the selection committee. 

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality –ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future. 

Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

Twitter: @CityofKingston
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheCityofKingston

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Media contact: For more information call the communications and customer experience department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.