Do you know someone that goes out of their way to help others? Are there people that you see everyday going above and beyond to make this the best community to live in? You can find these people coaching a minor sports team, volunteering at one of the many organizations that provides assistance to those in need or helping out at one of the many local events that take place in our community. Many of these people have families of their own but still find the time to make a difference by contributing their compassion, knowledge and enthusiasm to those around them.
The Capital News wants to hear who these people are so that we can recognize them by telling their stories in our 2nd Annual Community Leader Awards section as well as honouring them on the evening of September 21, 2015. It doesn’t take much to nominate someone that is very well deserving of this recognition. All we need is a nominee’s name, contact info and a brief description of why you feel they should be nominated. The nomination process is open until August 14th.
Email your submission
or enter ONLINE at kelownacapnews.com/contests
. Submissions must be in by August 14th, 2015.
The SUBMISSION you provide should be approximately 250 words and include information such as: length of time nominee has spent in the community; specific examples of the work and/or contribution he/she has made; community associations and memberships. Please provide references of other individuals who may be able to provide further support on the nominee’s behalf.
Makes a positive contribution to their sport. Is exemplary in developing skills and confidence in participants. A role model who inspires and encourages high athletic achievement.
Makes a positive contribution by being a true leader. An influential counselor, teacher or educator that provides support or sponsorship. Demonstrates a high level of ethics and professional standards, is an inspirational motivator, excellent communicator, good listener and a reliable resource to the community.
This person has risen above adversity or formidable challenges to become a success. As a result, they have had a positive effect on the people around them.
ABOVE AND BEYOND
This person makes a positive contribution to their community through their work. Someone who goes beyond the requirements of their job to support the community and make it a better place.
Makes a positive contribution to the community by going the extra mile – over and above the call of duty. Is exemplary in the area of emergency services and unselfish shoulders enormous responsibility while accepting the potential risks and challenges of the job.
SERVICE ORGANIZATION VOLUNTEER
This individual makes a positive contribution to the community by volunteering their time to one community service organization. This person is well thought of and is significantly relied upon by others in the organization.
This individual makes a positive contribution to the community by volunteering their time to a variety of causes. They are dedicated to making a difference in several initiatives.
Makes a positive contribution to youth in the community. Someone who is depended upon and committed to provide direction, programs and/or support to ensure our youth have positive experiences.
Makes a positive contribution to the community by championing environmentally friendly initiatives. Someone who inspires others to be “green” by being a leader in ecologically sound practices.
Someone who has taken the initiative to engage a variety of local residents in an innovative or new community project or event. The initiative may assist different groups to work together, address a gap in community participation, or result in a more inclusive, engaged community.