THUNDER BAY — The City of Thunder Bay is inviting nominations for its Citizens of Exceptional Achievement Awards.
The awards are presented annually to individuals, organizations and groups who volunteer their time to improve the community, as well as those whose achievements are provincial,national or international in scope.
"We want to recognize our local community champions," says Ollie Sawchuk, chair of the awards advisory committee.
Sawchuk described worthy nominees as those "who strive to make Thunder Bay a better place."
There are three nomination categories:
- Good Citizen Award - Presented to an individual who has made outstanding volunteer contributions for at least five years. Groups and organizations may receive the award for 10, 25 and 50 years of service
- Spirit of Thunder Bay Award - Recognizes an individual who has volunteered time toward improving and enriching the community through extraordinary leadership, innovation and meaningful voluntary contributions, with at least 15 years of cumulative experience
- Youth Award - Presented to an individual up to 21 years old who, for at least two years, has increased the profile of youth through volunteer contributions outside the mandated 40 hours required for high school graduation
The nomination deadline is Wednesday, Jan. 30.
The awards gala is scheduled for April 9.
Further details are available at www.thunderbay.ca/citizenawards