4th Annual Volunteer Recognition Awards Ceremony

Thursday, January 29, 2015 7 – 9 p.m. at Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Dr.  

Do you know someone who deserves recognition?

There is no doubt that volunteerism greatly enriches our communities and we are very fortunate in Ward 9 Knoxdale-Merivale to have residents who go above and beyond in committing their time and energy to volunteer service. I am honoured to represent these individuals at City Hall and am asking for your help in recognizing their endeavours at the 4th annual Ward 9 Volunteer Awards Ceremony.

Do you know a resident of Knoxdale-Merivale who generously donates their time and energy to make a difference in our community? The Ward 9 Volunteer Recognition Awards is set up for you to nominate someone in Ward 9 whom you believe deserves to be recognized for their volunteer efforts.

Ward 9 Volunteer Award recipients will be selected by a panel of community leaders.


The deadline for submitting a nomination is Friday, December 12, 2014.

To download the application form, please click here.

Awards will be given to volunteers in the following categories:

Heart of the Community Award: honours an individual who has made a lifetime contribution to the Knoxdale-Merivale community through their efforts as a volunteer. This individual exhibits a passion and commitment to creating a vibrant community and inspires others to engage in volunteer service. Characterises include a willingness to get involved; an ability to lead others and a desire to enhance the quality of life in our community.

Junior Volunteer Award: recognizes an individual(s) under the age of 19 who makes a difference in the Knoxdale-Merivale community through their energy, commitment and character as a volunteer.

Senior Volunteer Award: recognizes a senior citizen (65+) residing in Ward 9 who has demonstrated dedication and commitment to the community throughout their volunteer endeavours.

Volunteer Family Award: recognizes a family that volunteers together as a team.  The nominated family is to include at least one adult and one child who are related. The purpose of the award is to celebrate the significant role that parents and other influential adults play in instilling a sense of civic pride and encouraging children and youth to become lifelong volunteers.  

Volunteer in Sport and Recreation: recognizes the contribution of an individual(s) who has devoted their volunteer time and effort to the development and/or promotion of sports and recreation.  The nominated individual can be someone who is a coach, trainer, convener or facility volunteer (i.e. someone who ensures that there are outdoor rinks available all winter), someone who provides free recreations choices, or someone who has initiated sport within their community.

Volunteer in Arts and Culture Award: recognizes an individual(s) who through their volunteer efforts promotes the arts and cultural development in the Knoxdale-Merivale community.  

Business Volunteer Award: recognizes a corporation that has made significant contributions through support and encouragement of employee volunteerism.  




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