Nominations now open for City of Kingston 2023 Civic Awards

Photo by Josie Vallier.

Do you know an outstanding volunteer? Nominate them for a City of Kingston Civic Award, to recognize and celebrate their contributions to our community.

According to the City, these Civic Awards honour citizens who are the pride of Kingston and deserve to be deeply thanked and loudly appreciated. Those who have made significant contributions to our community through volunteerism in the areas of culture, heritage, recreation, sports, health, education, health care, environment, safety, volunteering or business may be acknowledged with one of these esteemed awards.

“There are countless people in the community who deserve the spotlight for their generous volunteer efforts,” said Mayor Bryan Paterson. “It could be someone in your neighbourhood who goes out of their way to help others, a student involved with a local charity, or a person who goes above and beyond improving the community. I encourage you to consider nominating someone who is making a difference in Kingston so that we can celebrate their contributions.”

The City noted that nominations are now open for the following awards:

First Capital Distinguished Citizen Award and the Honourable Achievement Award

These awards recognize volunteers of all ages for their contributions to the community. The First Capital Distinguished Citizen Awards celebrate a lifetime of volunteer work, while the Honourable Achievement Awards recognize specific efforts.

Civic Award for Youth Volunteerism

These awards recognize people in three categories – elementary, high school and post-secondary youth up to age 24 – who demonstrate leadership, care and compassion and/or an ability to overcome personal challenges, motivate others or use special skills to improve the community’s quality of life.

How to nominate someone:

Learn more about the awards and submit nominations online at www.CityofKingston.ca/CivicAwards. Completed nomination forms can be submitted in person at one of the following locations:

  • City Hall, 216 Ontario Street.
  • City of Kingston recreation centre: Artillery Park Aquatic Centre, Rideau Heights Community Centre, Kingston East Community Centre, or the INVISTA Centre.

The City noted that completed nomination forms must be submitted by 4 p.m. on Friday, Apr. 21, 2023. All submissions will be reviewed to confirm eligibility and sent to the selection committee.

Civic Award recipients are celebrated each year on July 1.

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