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Nominate an outstanding citizen for a Civic Award

April 9, 2019 -

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

"We are so fortunate to have many incredible volunteers in our community. It's a privilege for me to be able to acknowledge some these individuals and the great work they do through the annual civic awards program. That's why I'm asking all Kingstonians to send in your nominations so that we can recognize the people that help make our city the vibrant and caring community that it is," says Mayor Bryan Paterson.

Nominees are being sought for the Civic Award for Youth Volunteerism, First Capital Distinguished Citizen and Honourable Achievement awards that are presented at the Canada Day Civic Ceremony (see details below).

The Civic Award for Youth Volunteerism will again be offered as a bursary program in partnership with the United Way of KFL&A, using some of the proceeds from the 2018 Kingston Penitentiary tours.

Youth Award recipients will receive a bursary 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 bursary monies are intended to support youth award winners in their academic endeavours for the Grade 9-12 and post-secondary categories. The Grade 5-8 bursary supports a project of the winners choosing or design through their school. 

Know someone who deserves to be recognized? 

Nominate them for one of these Civic Awards by May 3:

  • 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 – recognize 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 www.CityofKingston.ca/CivicAwards 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 May 3 and will be reviewed to confirm eligibility and sent on to the selection committee.