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Last call to nominate someone for 2014 Civic Awards

March 13, 2014 -

KINGSTON, ON./March 13, 2014 – Mayor Mark Gerretsen and City Council are calling for nominations for the 2014 Civic Awards for Youth Volunteerism and First Capital Distinguished Citizen/Honourable Achievement Awards.

These awards, now in their 16th year, seek to honour exemplary individuals who have made a difference in our community through volunteerism.

The Civic Award for Youth Volunteerism recognizes youth in three categories – Grades 5-8, Grades 9-12 and Post-secondary youth up to age 24 – while the First Capital Distinguished Citizen/Honourable Achievement Award is open to applicants of all ages.

"I encourage residents to nominate volunteers who have made an impact to them personally or for the greater good of our community," said Mayor Mark Gerretsen. "The Civic Awards program allows us to celebrate the contributions of community volunteers who are working to make Kingston an even better place to live."

Nominations are due March 31, 2014 by 4:30 p.m. Applications are available at www.CityofKingston.ca and in person at City Hall reception. For more information contact Elizabeth Cashman at ecashman@cityofkingston.ca or 613-546-4291, ext. 1355.

Awards recipients will be celebrated at the Civic Ceremony at the City's Canada Day celebrations on July 1.

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, Media Relations Officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116 (cell 613-329-3462). Or call Communications at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.

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