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Nominate an outstanding citizen for a Civic Award

March 14, 2016 -

The City of Kingston is now collecting nominations for its annual Civic Awards, which recognize outstanding Kingstonians for their significant contributions to our community.

"These awards celebrate volunteers who make Kingston great," says Mayor Bryan Paterson. "I encourage Kingstonians to nominate volunteers they know who are making positive impacts in our community. Help us recognize outstanding citizens of all ages."

Civic Award winners are honoured at the Canada Day civic ceremony on the steps of City Hall.

Know someone who fits the bill?  Nominate him or her for one of these Civic Awards by April 15:

  • 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 April 15 and will be reviewed to confirm eligibility and sent on to the selection committee.

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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.

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