Thursday, May 30, 2019

Civic Recognition Nominations to be received until June 7

The City of Prince Rupert has opened a one week window for nominations for this years Civic Recognition Awards, with the public invited to review the categories and submit a nomination should they have someone in mind that fills the qualifications

Towards that process, the City of Prince Rupert is now accepting nominations for the range of Awards that the City presents, some of which are a little harder to qualify for than others, with categories ranging from Appreciation to the Freedom of the City, the latter, the highest honour the city has to offer.

Over the years numerous Prince Rupert residents have been honoured for their contribution to the community, a mix of those well known for their frequent volunteer activities or achievements around the city and others who perhaps made one lasting impression on someone for their kindness or efforts.

All have contributed to the betterment of Prince Rupert, with many of those that find their names in nominations providing for community leadership at its most grassroots level.

There seven categories for award nominations for this year include:

Freedom of the City -- The highest honour that the City has, it's not often that it is bestowed, generally reserved for an individual of high achievement or one who has had an impact on the community, it can also be awarded to a unit of the armed forces of Canada or another country.

Civic Merit Award -- Bestowed to an individual  who has brought distinction to the community through outstanding achievement in one or more areas of consideration: business and entrepreneurship, arts and entertainment, science and academics, health and education, sports and youth leadership and volunteer and community service.

Civic Appreciation Award -- An expression of civic appreciation to an individual and/or group for their services and contributions that have benefited the community.

Certificate of Appreciation -- For those who have made a contribution to a Council established committee or task force to which they have been appointed to.

Appreciation Pin -- Presented to those in the community who have volunteered for a committee.

Achievement Award -- Acknowledgement from the community for those individuals, teams or groups of persons who have achieved Provincial, National or International honours in various areas of endeavour, or have performed a noteworthy deed.

Sergeant William Booth Award -- Presented to an individual who, acting on their own initiative or as members of volunteer organizations, demonstrate unusual humanitarian effort in order to help and protect their fellow citizens, sometimes placing themselves at great personal risk.

The deadline for consideration for this years cycle of nominations is 4:30 PM on Friday, June 7th, 2019.

Only those nominations that are submitted on the city's nomination form will be considered for awards.

Nomination forms can be picked up at City Hall or downloaded here.

The full overview of the criteria for the Award nominations can be reviewed from the Civic Recognition page on the City of Prince Rupert website.

Prince Rupert, will once again celebrate the best of the community at this years Canada Day celebrations, with the annual Civic Recognition Awards Ceremony now firmly in place as part of our national day day celebrations at Mariner's Park, an event that is hosted by the Prince Rupert Special Events Society.

For more information drop or contact City Hall:

424-3rd Avenue West,  
Prince Rupert, BC 
V8J 1L7 
 Phone Number: 250-627-0934

More items of note related to the work of City Council can be found on our Council Discussion page, while a larger archive of civic notes can be found here.

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