Summerland’s 2019 Community Awards are open for nominations. File photo

Recognizing those making Summerland great

2019 Summerland Community Awards

  • Jan. 12, 2019 3:00 p.m.

Know someone that gives their all to the community?

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Summerland Community Awards, recognizing the efforts and commitments of individuals who use their time and talents to build a stronger community and contribute to quality of life in Summerland.

There are three community awards, for youth, culture and citizen of the year

The Youth Leadership Award celebrates the achievements and dedication of youth who have made a significant contribution to their local or global community and who show initiative, enthusiasm, commitment with a positive attitude.

The Arts and Culture Award recognizes the vital role arts and culture contribute to the liveability of any community. This award recognizes and celebrates achievement and extraordinary contributions in and to the vibrant arts and culture scene in Summerland.

The Citizen of the Year Award recognizes the people that give of themselves to make Summerland a great community. The list of past recipients is a who’s who of the city’s finest citizens; people who lead by example and paved a brighter future for all.

“It is crucial that we, as a community, recognize those individuals that give so much to make Summerland the great community it is,” said David Hull, the chamber’s executive director.

“We see the out front public folk making a difference. However, there are a ton of people working quietly and tirelessly behind the scenes to make our community great. It is important to look at all the contributors when making nominations.”

Nominations for the community awards close February 22. All three categories will be adjudicated by an independent panel. “It is important that these awards are subjective and transparent and not a popularity contest.”

Additional information on the awards and nomination information can be found at summerlandchamber.com or by contacting Lisa at 250-494-2686 or events@summerlandchamber.com.


Steve Kidd
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