Nominate an Airdrie community volunteer today

February 2, 2015 / For Immediate Release

AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – Each year, thousands of Airdrie residents take the time out of their busy schedules to volunteer with organizations that contribute to making our city a great community.

Do you know someone who has made a difference through volunteerism? If so, the City of Airdrie needs your help. The City is encouraging residents to nominate their friends and neighbours who are making a difference in the community for a Volunteer of the Year Award. These annual awards acknowledge outstanding contributions of Airdrie’s volunteers.

“Airdrie is a community whose foundations were built on volunteerism, and that spirit continues to be seen today within many organizations, schools, and teams that rely on the hard work of volunteers to remain sustainable,” says Robbie White, Social Planner for the City of Airdrie. The City of Airdrie feels that these efforts should be recognized, and it is for this reason that the City would like to encourage residents to nominate the outstanding volunteers in our community,” adds White.

Residents can nominate a volunteer by filling out an online application form at airdrie.ca.

Award categories include:

  • Leader of Tomorrow Award: Recognizes Airdrie youth (11 to 18 years) who have shown leadership in the city of Airdrie through his/her volunteer involvement.
  • Ambassador Award: Recognizes an Airdrie citizen (proprietor) or a business entity that has made an outstanding contribution in promoting the city of Airdrie as a place for community and opportunity through volunteerism and philanthropy.
  • Soul of Airdrie Award: Recognizes an Airdrie citizen who has made an outstanding contribution as a volunteer in the fields of art and culture, athletics, social and community services, and/or governance. This individual demonstrates a passion for helping others become resilient contributing members of the community.
  • Volunteer Advocate Award: Recognizes a not-for-profit organization, a volunteer-comprised grassroots committee and/or a community group that has demonstrated community leadership by engaging citizens through volunteerism.

The nomination deadline is March 27, 2015. Any individual, organization, association or business in Airdrie may be nominated for these awards. Previous award recipients are exempt from future nominations. However, previously nominated individuals may be nominated again. To learn more about the nomination criteria, please visit airdrie.ca. Winners will be announced in May 2015.

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Media contact:

Robbie White
Social Planning Unit, City of Airdrie
403.948.8800 ext. 8743

 

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