Brampton Citizens Awards looking for nominations

The deadline for Brampton Citizens Awards nominations is fast approaching for recognition at the ceremony in May. If you know an outstanding athlete, artist, volunteer, senior or local hero, you have until Jan. 13. 

Since 1974, the City of Brampton has been proud to recognize outstanding residents in the community.

Residents who have made a meaningful contribution or have had a significant achievement in one of the following categories during 2018 are eligible.

The Sports Achievement Award recognizes Brampton athletes whose achievements have been recognized at the provincial, national or international level. The Arts Acclaim Award recognizes individuals or groups whose exemplary achievements in the arts have positively impacted the community and advanced the arts in the City of Brampton.

The Long-Term Service Award recognizes dedicated volunteers who have devoted significant time and effort towards the development and advancement of community life in our city.

The Inspirational Award recognizes Brampton residents who advocate for and/or practice humane action or who have had an inspirational influence on others.

The Emergency Services Award of Valour recognizes an individual or individuals who voluntarily risked their own life/lives while performing a heroic act to save the life of another person.

The Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes Brampton volunteers who have demonstrated all-round community involvement rather than a specific activity or contribution. The award recognizes local residents who build communities and show what can be achieved with passion and determination. Awards are available in two age categories: adult and youth for volunteers under the age of 18.

The Senior of the Year Award recognizes an individual over the age of 65 who has made a significant contribution to the quality of life within Brampton through specific humanitarian efforts or all-around involvement with community growth.

A selection committee comprised of community members will review the nominations to determine those residents who will be honoured at the awards ceremony. The committee includes individuals with subject matter expertise in the award categories, along with elected city officials and representatives from Brampton Fire and Emergency Services, Brampton Sports Alliance, Brampton Seniors Council and Peel Regional Police. 

Visit brampton.ca/citizensawards for information on the program and to find nomination forms.

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