Nominations sought for Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards

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By Morinville News Staff

Ottawa – Nominations are being sought for the Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards. Residents have until Mar. 1 to nominate deserving individuals and groups.

“The Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards recognize the contributions of volunteers, businesses and not-for-profit organizations that help make communities stronger,” said Westlock-St. Paul Member of Parliament Brian Storseth in a release Monday. “There are many deserving award recipients in this region, but someone must nominate them.”

The award, which was introduced recently by the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, has a regional component that recognizes individual volunteers or groups of volunteers, businesses and not-for-profit organizations. The national component is divided into two categories: one for lifelong achievement and one for new volunteers.

Award recipients will be recognized at an award ceremony, and can identify an eligible not-for-profit organization to receive a grant for $5,000 (regional award) or $10,000 (national award).

Nominators can be anyone or any organization with direct knowledge of the nominee’s contribution.

The first recipients of the Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards were recognized at an awards ceremony held in Ottawa Dec. 14, 2012.

Visit www.pm.gc.ca/awards for to learn more about the awards and to access the online nomination form.

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