NIAGARA FALLS, ON - 2020 marks the 40th year of the Niagara Falls Volunteer Recognition Program! The program provides an excellent opportunity to honour and recognize the many outstanding volunteers in our community.
This year the celebration may look a little different, however, honouring our volunteers is more important than ever as we come together and continue to build our community strong. Instead of the traditional dinner and awards ceremony the City will be bringing the award and recognition directly to the recipients AND creating a video to recognize the many dedicated volunteers and corporate sponsors that make this community an amazing place to live.
Do you know a dedicated community volunteer?
Nominations for the volunteer awards are open until Friday, October 2, 2020.
Community organizations are invited to recognize one Individual Volunteer and one Corporate Sponsor each year.
The general public is also invited to nominate individuals for several special awards. Each of these awards can be received only once by an individual. One 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 that 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 long-time, 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.
Nominations are being accepted now on the City's website, please note that photos are requested with each of the nominations.
For more information, contact:
Beth Angle, Community Development Coordinator
City of Niagara Falls, Recreation & Culture Department
Phone: 905-356-7521 x 3336
Email: [email protected]