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Volunteer: Nominate a champion you know

You know a person, business or charity that goes above and beyond to enrich the lives of others. Why not focus on one champion and submit a nomination for a City of Kelowna Civic and Community Award?

There are 10 categories to consider. Pick up a nomination form at Kelowna City Hall or Parkinson Recreation Centre, or download a form at www.kelowna.ca, Residents, Civic Awards.

Fill in the nomination form and write a one-page letter explaining why you think this person, business or nonprofit deserves to be recognized.

Meet with the champion to gather facts such as where that person has volunteered, what they have done, the number of hours volunteered, the impact of their work and the direct benefits to the City of Kelowna.

Get three other people to each write a one-page letter that tells what they know about this champion’s contribution.

Successful nominations are clear, concise and complete to convince a selection committee that your champion made the most significant contribution in that category during 2013. This is a tough job, so please include as much information as possible.

You have until Friday, Feb. 14, to complete the form online, email agilbert@kelowna.ca or drop off a completed nomination package to Amber Gilbert at Parkinson Recreation Centre.

Please honour your champion and save the date, May 1, to attend the awards ceremony at the Kelowna Community Theatre.

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