Niagara Falls, ON, September 21, 2017 – Do you know a dedicated community volunteer? Why not nominate them for one of the City’s prestigious volunteer awards? Nominations for the volunteer awards are open until Friday, October 6, 2017.
The Annual Niagara Falls Volunteer Recognition Evening provides an excellent opportunity to honour and recognize the many outstanding volunteers in our community. Community organizations are invited to recognize one Individual Volunteer and one Corporate Sponsor each year.
In addition, the community is invited to nominate individuals to receive several special awards. These awards can only be received once by each individual; One Award Winner will be selected each year from the following categories:
Stamford Collegiate Alumni Association Award in Memory of Barbara Frum
This award is presented to an individual or organization who has enhanced the quality of our lives by virtue of their outstanding contribution to fostering and developing Arts and Cultural opportunities in Niagara Falls. Barbara Frum was a well-known and respected journalist, interviewer, and commentator in print, radio, and television.
Civic Pride Award
This award is presented to those residents who demonstrate a true commitment to our community and help make the City a nicer, cleaner place in which to live, by making a difference to the daily lives of those who live in Niagara Falls.
This award is presented to those citizens, groups, businesses, industry or organizations residing or working in the City of Niagara Falls who have made a significant contribution toward the protection or enhancement of the City's environment.
George MacPhail Award
This award is presented to an individual or organization who has displayed an outstanding volunteer contribution in recreation to the citizens of Niagara Falls. The award is made in memory of George MacPhail, a former Niagara Falls elementary school vice-principal and a longtime, dedicated member of the City of Niagara Falls Recreation Committee.
Senior Volunteer of the Year Award
This award is presented to a senior resident, 60 years of age or older, who demonstrates a true commitment to our community by their volunteer work. The service that they provide goes well above and beyond and makes a significant impact on the community.
Youth Volunteer of the Year Award
This award is presented to a youth resident, 21 years of age or younger, who demonstrates a true commitment to our community by their volunteer work. The service that they provide goes well above and beyond any volunteer service required by their school.
Doug Austin Award
The Doug Austin Award is a special award presented each year by the Niagara Falls Review. Doug Austin was a sports editor at the Niagara Falls Review for over 30 years. The award was started in 1982, prior to his death, and is presented to a person in the community for dedicated volunteer service and accomplishments in sports. Please note: this award is administered by the Niagara Falls Review and the City does not accept nominations for this award.
Nominations will be received online. The deadline for nominations is October 6, 2017.
The Volunteer Recognition Evening will take place on Monday, November 6th at Club Italia with a reception starting at 5:30pm and the dinner starting at 6:30pm.
Although online nominations are preferred, paper copies of the nomination forms are available in the Recreation and Culture Department at the MacBain Community Centre, 7150 Montrose Road, Niagara Falls, ON, L2H 3N3.
For more information, contact:Beth Angle, Community Development Coordinator
Recreation & Culture, City of Niagara Falls
905.356.7521 X 3336