Nominate a community champion for a Community Spirit Award

Thursday, March 04, 2010 – for immediate release

Nominate a community champion for a Community Spirit Award

March 4, 2010 – For immediate release
Do you know a community champion – someone who deserves recognition for his or her contributions within the Oakville community? The Town of Oakville wants to hear about these outstanding individuals, organizations, businesses and groups who are active participants in the community by nominating them for an Oakville Community Spirit Award.

“We all have friends and colleagues who spend countless hours volunteering and supporting the endeavours of our dynamic community,” Mayor Rob Burton said. “Collectively, these champions make Oakville an admired and livable community. Council and I encourage you to acknowledge these champions and nominate them for a Community Spirit Award.”

Last year more than 40 individuals and groups were recognized within Oakville for their exceptional contributions to the community, and the town hopes to surpass that number this year.

A new award has been added to this year. The Access Award recognizes outstanding individuals, businesses or organizations that have made or are making a significant or ongoing voluntary contribution to the well-being and advancement of people with disabilities.

Nomination forms are available at Town Hall, community centres, library branches or from the Community Spirit Awards web page. Nominations will be accepted until April 23, 2010 in the following categories:

Access Award, sponsored by MEDIchair
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
International Award, sponsored by EllisDon
Senior Award, sponsored by Sunrise Senior Living
Youth Award, sponsored by RBC Royal Bank

The awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at the Oakville Conference and Banquet Centre. Award recipients will receive an original art piece created specifically for the Community Spirit Awards by local artist Michael Young.


For more information contact:
Louise Veres
Recreation Supervisor
Town of Oakville
905-845-6601, ext. 3154

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Nominate a community champion for a Community Spirit Award