Volunteering is part of our Canadian culture. There are heroes among us who volunteer with purpose and with heart. Their actions make our community the type of place where we want to live, work and play.
Do you know someone like that? Yes, you do! Why not honour them with a nomination for an award through the City of Kelowna?
The opportunity starts with you. Please assume that if you do not do it, the person will not be nominated. Please say to yourself, ‘I have time to do this because it is important’.
Take the initiative. Ask someone to partner with you. Start now.
Who will you choose to honour with your nomination? It can be a person or an organization. Who made a real difference in our community during 2010?
Have they made a significant impact? Did they improve the lot of others? How did they contribute? Which award category best captures that person’s or group’s contribution?
For voluntary service to amateur sport, there are four possible awards for an outstanding individual, a man, a woman and a team.
Avid involvement in our cultural and or artistic community offers two awards. One is for a teen and the other for an adult.
Outstanding contributions to the well-being of the City of Kelowna is recognized for a female youth, a male youth as well as a man and a woman.
A Kelowna business noteworthy for employee volunteerism and the nonprofit organization that has provided outstanding community service are also eligible.
It is an honour to be nominated, to be selected as a finalist and to be awarded at the gala on April 27.
Do your part to begin the process. Get an application form from the City of Kelowna website at www.kelowna.ca. Application deadline is Feb. 18.
Dawn Wilkinson, Community Information and Volunteer Centre.
250-763-8008, ext 24