(Tiny, Ontario) The Township of Tiny is calling for nominations for the 2022 Citizen of the Year Awards. The nomination period for the Citizen of the Year awards closes at noon on September 30, 2022. Award categories included the Corrie Hamelin Memorial Community Volunteer Award, the Robert Robitaille Memorial Volunteer Award, the Senior of the Year Award, and the Youth of the Year Award.
Corrie Hamelin Memorial Community Volunteer Award
The purpose of the award is to recognize an individual who has volunteered their time and energy to more than one community association, organization or cause, in a selfless manner; and/or has strong beliefs in giving back to the community and benefiting the people of the Township.
Robert Robitaille Memorial Volunteer Award
The purpose of the award is to recognize an individual who has generously volunteered their time and has been committed to the development and advancement of parks and recreation in the community; and/or has made a difference and as a result, has improved the quality of life in the Township.
Senior of the Year Award, also known as the “Heart of Tiny Award”
The purpose of the award is to recognize an outstanding senior who, during or after the age of 65, contributed to the enrichment of the social, cultural, or civic life of the Township.
Youth of the Year Award
The purpose of the award is to recognize an outstanding youth who, before or during the age of 18, contributed to the enrichment of the social, cultural, or civic life of the Township.
If you are or know, an individual who is a Township of Tiny resident and is worthy of this award, please submit up to one page of details, including the reason for the nomination; the special work or service; the effect it had on the community; and who has benefited from these efforts. The nominator may include additional information with the nomination, including letters of support, copies of certificates, newspaper clippings, and/or stories. An individual cannot be nominated for achievements related to a current political appointment.
“The Township of Tiny is proud to create a caring and inclusive environment through citizen engagement and provide opportunities for everyone to fully participate in their community,” said Mayor George Cornell. “Volunteers are the heart and soul of our communities and these awards help recognize the community members who dedicate their time to Tiny.”
To view nomination applications, visit www.tiny.ca or contact the Recreation and Culture Department for further details.