Community Spirit Award nominations due next Friday

Thursday, April 05, 2012 – for immediate release

Community Spirit Award nominations due next Friday

Just one week to go before nominations close for Oakville’s Community Spirit Awards. Don’t miss your chance to recognize a special volunteer in your neighbourhood.

The Community Spirit Awards are presented annually to Oakville residents, groups, organizations and businesses who make a positive impact on the community by demonstrating ongoing leadership, involvement and dedication to the town.

“Oakville is full of dedicated residents who care deeply about the community,” Oakville Mayor Rob Burton said. “We want to hear their stories. We want to celebrate their commitment and outstanding contributions to making Oakville a great place to live for everyone.”

Nominations will be accepted until Friday, April 13, 2012 in the following eight categories:

Access Award, sponsored by MEDIchair Halton
Arts Award, sponsored by The Oakville Beaver
Environmental Award, sponsored by Tim Hortons
Group Volunteer Award, sponsored by Sun Life Financial
Heritage and History Award, sponsored by Genworth Financial Canada
Individual Volunteer Award, sponsored by Paradiso Restaurant
Senior Award, sponsored by Sunrise Senior Living
Youth Award, sponsored by RBC Royal Bank

Nominations are available at all town facilities and libraries. They can also be completed on the Community Spirit Awards page.

The 11th Annual Community Spirit Awards will be held on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at the Oakville Conference and Banquet Centre. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased by calling 905-338-4250. Each award recipients will receive an original art piece created specifically for the Community Spirit Awards by Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning student Vanesa Trillia.


For more information contact:

Nancy Beddoe
Steering Committee Chair
905-845-6601, ext. 3976

Kimberly Moser
Senior Communications Advisor
905-845-6601, ext. 3096

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Community Spirit Award nominations due next Friday