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Volunteer award nominations open in Tiny Township

Nominees sought for senior and youth of the year as well as the Robert Robitaille and Corrie Hamelin Memorial Awards
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TOWNSHIP OF TINY

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The Township of Tiny is committed to creating a caring and inclusive living environment through citizen engagement and provides opportunities for everyone to fully participate in the life of his or her community. It recognizes that volunteers help to achieve the Township’s mission and mandate and enhance the work of staff in the creation of a safe and enjoyable place in which to live.

As such, the township is seeking nominations for the recipients of four volunteer awards.

Individuals cannot be nominated for achievements related to a current political appointment. The deadline for nominations is November 30 at 4:30 p.m.

Robert Robitaille Memorial Volunteer Award
This Volunteer Award is in memory of Robert Robitaille, a teacher, an entertainer, a historian and an athlete whose life touched many people and left a tremendous void in the community when he passed away in July 1994. The purpose of the award is to recognize an individual who has generously volunteered their time and has been committed to the development and advancement of parks and recreation in the community; and/or has made a difference and as a result has improved the quality of life in the Township of Tiny.

Learn more at www.tiny.ca/volunteer or contact the Recreation & Culture Department (recreation@tiny.ca).

Corrie Hamelin Memorial Community Volunteer Award
This Volunteer Award is in memory of Corrie Hamelin, an extraordinary volunteer and individual, who died in May 2003. The purpose of the award is to recognize an individual who has volunteered their time and energy to more than one community association, organization or cause, in a selfless manner; and/or has strong beliefs in giving back to the community of Tiny and benefiting the people of Tiny.

Learn more at www.tiny.ca/volunteer or contact the Recreation & Culture Department (recreation@tiny.ca).

Senior of the Year Award

Nominations are also being accepted for the Senior of the Year Award, commonly known as the ‘Heart of Tiny’ Award. The purpose of the award is to recognize an outstanding senior who, during or after the  age of 65, contributed to the enrichment of the social, cultural or civic life of the  Township of Tiny. Seniors who qualify for this award must have contributed in at least  one of the following fields: arts, literature, community service, sports and recreation,  volunteering, education, environment, fitness and/or humanitarian activities.

 

Learn more at www.tiny.ca/seniors or contact Maggie Off (moff@tiny.ca).

Youth of the Year Award

The successful recipient will have a tree planted in their name  as part of the Township’s Commemorative Tree and Bench Program. The purpose of the award is to recognize an outstanding youth who, before or during  the age of 18, contributed to the enrichment of the social, cultural or civic life of the  Township of Tiny. Youth who qualify for this award must have contributed in at least one  of the following fields: arts, literature, community service, sports and recreation,  volunteering, education, environment, fitness and/or humanitarian activities.

If you know a Township of Tiny resident who is worthy of these awards, please submit up to one page of details, including: reason for the nomination; the special work or service; the effect it had on the community; and who has benefited from these efforts. The nominator may include additional information with the nomination, including letters of support, copies of certificates, newspaper clippings and/or stories.

 

Learn more at www.tiny.ca/youth/award or by contacting Jaelen Josiah (jjosiah@tiny.ca).

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