Each year the Town has an evening where awards are made to citizens who have made significant contributions to the community. These are mostly for volunteers but also include sporting achievements and bravery. Professionals and town employees are not eligible. The selection is made by a committee chaired this year by Karen Chalovich and they are now accepting nominations. Any citizen can make a nomination but it’s not a trivial task since you need to get supporting documents from others who agree with your choice. You can get the necessary forms from the Town by download (link below) or pick them up from the Town Hall. The “Theme” this time will be “Arts and Culture” so cultural organizations are encouraged to nominate “…dedicated individuals who selflessly volunteer their time to make our community rich and vibrant.”
This year, the awards will be presented in a ceremony on April 10, 2019 and the MC will be Olinda Casimiro, Executive Director of the Art Gallery of Northumberland. Recipients of major awards will receive a Hoselton sculpture of Victoria Hall and others will receive pins and certificates. [The photo at right is of the award I received as the 2016 Senior of the Year]. Go to the links below to access a report on the last one (Cobourg’s Feel Good Night).
A key decision when making a nomination is to choose the category from this list:
- Angus & Bernice Read Volunteer Award
- Outstanding Youth Award
- Outstanding Senior Award
- Bravery Award
- Arts and Culture Award
- Sportsmanship Award
- Layton Dodge Athletic Award
- Environmental Award
- Heritage Award
- Lloyd C. Stinson Award for Community Service
- Distinguished Civic Awards for
- Arts and Culture
- Community Service
- Education & Technology
The deadline for nominations is Monday, February 15, 2019.
- Official Town Brochure – also available at Victoria Hall, the CCC and the Library.
- Nomination Forms online – Town website page
- Cobourg’s Feel Good night – 5 April 2018