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March 27, 2017 -

The City of Kingston is now seeking nominees for its annual Civic Awards, which recognize the significant community contributions of outstanding Kingstonians.

"In 2017, as we celebrate Canada's 150th birthday, we are happy to announce the introduction of a scholarship program for the Mayor's Awards for Youth Volunteerism," says Mayor Bryan Paterson. "The scholarship program aims to provide financial support to outstanding Kingston youth as they pursue academics, a post-secondary education, start a business or enhance their volunteer efforts."

The scholarship program has been made possible in partnership with the United Way of KFL&A using a small portion of the funds received from the net proceeds of the 2016 Kingston Penitentiary tours to create the ongoing scholarship program.

Youth Award recipients will receive a scholarship with a monetary value catered to each category, as outlined below:  

  • Grades 5-8 – $750 to be used toward a school project of their choice or design
  • Grades 9-12 – $1,500
  • Post-secondary youth (up to age 24) – $2,000

The intended use of the scholarship monies is to support youth award winners in their academic endeavors for the Grade 9-12 and post-secondary categories. The Grade 5-8 category is to support a project of the winners choosing or design through their school.    

Know someone who deserves to be recognized? 

Nominate him or her for one of these Civic Awards by April 28:

  • 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.
  • 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.

See more details and find the nomination forms at or at City Hall, 216 Ontario St., weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Completed nomination forms must be submitted by 4 p.m. on April 28 and will be reviewed to confirm eligibility and sent on 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. 

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