Thursday, May 14, 2020

Nomination time for Prince Rupert's Civic Recognition Award program

The City of Prince Rupert has opened the one month period 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.

In recent years, Award Winners have been recognized as part of the Canada Day celebrations at Mariner's Park on July 1st, however, along with the Annual Seafest, this years Canada Day event has been cancelled.

Which would mean that the opportunity at that venue to celebrate local achievement won't be available.

The City has not indicated to this point how they plan to recognize and present the awards for those who will celebrated in 2020.

The background and range of submission forms for each of the six levels of Civic Recognition can be reviewed here.

There is no indication if the City has plans to make paper forms available at this time for those who may not have computer access.

The deadline to submit your nominations will be 4:30 on Monday, June 15th.

If you require more information you can contact City Hall at 250-627-0939

or by email at

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