FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The nomination process has officially begun for the 9th Annual City of Fort St. John Community Awards.
If you know someone, or a group, who has gone above and beyond in the community and deserves to be recognized for it, nominations can be submitted online. Alternatively, the traditional nomination packages are available at the Pomeroy Sports Centre, at the North Peace Leisure Pool, or at City Hall, as well.
There are six awards to be given out:
The Cultural Award recognizes an individual or a group for their volunteer efforts in historical, visual, performing, or literary arts.
The Recreation Award recognizes those who volunteer and promote organizing sports, or leisure pursuits including healthy and active living.
The Literacy Award recognizes special contributions of an individual or group towards promoting literacy, language, and multiculturalism.
The Humanitarian Award recognizes an member of the community, or an organization of volunteers whose actions, commitment, volunteer leadership, service and community spirit have made a difference in the lives of those in the community.
The Youth Award recognizes an individual under 19-years-old who has made a positive contribution to the community on a volunteer basis such as developing a project, serving on a committee, or contributing volunteer work to organizations or groups.
The Mayor’s Citizen of the Year Award recognizes an individual that has achieved positive notoriety outside of the community for their actions, is recognized as a leader or role model, or has won international, national, or provincial titles for their efforts.
The deadline for submissions is 4 p.m. on Mar. 11, 2016. The Community Awards Gala will be held on the night of Apr. 21, 2016 at the Lido Theatre.