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Nominate an outstanding Kingstonian for a 2018 Civic Award

March 28, 2018 -

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

"Presenting these awards is one of the highlights of my year – and there is never a shortage of worthy nominees," says Mayor Bryan Paterson. "The efforts and enthusiasm of all those who are nominated help make Kingston the vibrant, caring community it is."

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 2017 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 April 27:

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

About the City of Kingston

Kingston's vision of being a smart, livable 21st century city is fast becoming reality. History and innovation thrive in our dynamic city located along the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, an easy drive from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, in the heart of eastern Ontario. With a stable and diversified economy that includes global corporations, innovative startups and all levels of government, Kingston's high quality of life offers access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.

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