Nominations Open for 2016 Outstanding Townshippers & Young Townships Leaders Awards!
Townshippers’ Association is delighted to announce that nominations are now open for the 2016 Outstanding Townshippers (OT) award and 2016 Young Townships Leaders Award (YTLA). Every day dedicated Townshippers of all ages are giving their time, energy and ideas to help make the Eastern Townships Englishspeaking community a better place to live, work and raise a family. They are the high school student supporting local causes by organizing fundraisers, the chair of your community hospital board, or your next door neighbour delivering meals to someone with limited mobility. Townshippers’ encourages members of the community to nominate people and groups they feel have made exceptional community contributions for an OT award, and youth who actively involved in their communities for an YTLA award.
“People often have no idea how inspiring others find them,” said Rachel Hunting, Executive Director, Townshippers’ Association. “These two awards provide a chance to celebrate those deserving people who are often going above and beyond and to recognize the contributions of our younger citizens. It’s a way for all of us to show them how valued they are. If you think of someone, but aren’t sure about the nomination process or are struggling with it, get in touch with us!” Outstanding Townshippers
The OT award recognizes individuals, couples and groups, from all walks of life, who have made considerable contributions — beyond the usual expectations of their job or profession, through volunteerism, social activism, mentoring, or philanthropy — to the life of the Townships English-speaking community. Two OT awards are presented annually. Candidates for this award can be of any age, as long as they have demonstrated a commitment, in any field, to help make their community a better place to live, work and raise a family. Nomination may also be made posthumously. Young Townships Leaders Award
The YTLA highlights youth achievements, dynamism and involvement by celebrating young people and encouraging these younger citizens to become actively involved in their communi- ties. It recognizes youth who are active in their communities and who serve as role models to other youth as well as to adults. One winner will be chosen per year and will receive a beautifully framed certificate, as well as a cash award, thanks to annual sponsors, of at least $1,000. YTLA candidates must be residents of the historical Eastern Townships between the ages of 15 and 35 who have carried out actions or initiatives demonstrating leadership within the Townships English-speaking community in the past two years. Nominations Are Now Open!
For the first time, nominations are being accepted for both awards online at Townshippers.org under the Community and Youth sections respectively. Nomination forms can also be downloaded from the website or can be picked up at Townshippers’ offices in Sherbrooke, at 257 Queen, or LacBrome, 584 Knowlton Rd.
The deadline for nominations for both awards is noon, August 26, 2016. Award recipients will be recognized following the Townshippers’ Day opening ceremonies on Saturday, September 17, 2016, at the Brome fairgrounds. Visit www.TDay.ca in May for details. For further information about these awards, visit Townshippers.org or contact Cathy Turner at 819566-5717 (toll free 1-877-566-5717), firstname.lastname@example.org