ast Call: 2016 Com­mu­nity ead­er­ship Awards Nom­i­na­tions

Stanstead Journal - - STANSTEAD JOURNAL - Brome Town­ship­pers' As­so­ci­a­tion, Spe­cial col­lab­o­ra­tion

Time is run­ning out to nom­i­nate ex­em­plary com­mu­nity mem­bers who are mak­ing a pos­i­tive con­tri­bu­tion to the English-speak­ing com­mu­nity in the his­tor­i­cal East­ern Town­ships for Town­ship­pers’ As­so­ci­a­tion’s an­nual Out­stand­ing Town­ship­pers (OT) and Young Town­ships Lead­ers Awards (YTLA). The nom­i­na­tion dead­line for the two awards is noon, Fri­day, Au­gust 26, 2016.

“One of our great­est re­sources in the Town­ships are the peo­ple who are work­ing, across a va­ri­ety of sec­tors, to build a strong and vi­brant com­mu­nity,” said Rachel Hunt­ing, Ex­ec­u­tive Direc­tor, Town­ship­pers’ As­so­ci­a­tion. “With this be­ing the last week to nom­i­nate some­one for these awards, we hope the nom­i­na­tions come pour­ing in. We know there are many peo­ple in our com­mu­nity who are do­ing won­der­ful things in our com­mu­nity all year long. These two awards al­low us to thank them for their ef­forts and serves to in­spire oth­ers to con­trib­ute in a num­ber of ways to their com­mu­nity.’’

Over the last 17 years, the OT award has hon­oured and rec­og­nized those peo­ple who have re­peat­edly and gen­er­ously given of them­selves, and in the process, have improved the English-speak­ing com­mu­nity. It is awarded to in­di­vid­u­als, cou­ples and groups, of any age, who have made con­sid­er­able con­tri­bu­tions - be­yond the usual ex­pec­ta­tions of their job or pro­fes­sion, through vol­un­teerism, so­cial ac­tivism, men­tor­ing, or phi­lan­thropy.

The YTLA has high­lighted youth achieve­ments, dy­namism and in­volve­ment. Since 2005, more than 30 in­di­vid­u­als and groups, from ages 15 to 35, have been given this award for prov­ing them­selves to be wor­thy role mod­els, for other youth as well as adults, through ac­tions or ini­tia­tives that demon­strate lead­er­ship. The awards will be given out at the 37th an­nual Town­ship­pers’ Day open­ing cer­e­monies [TDay.ca] on Satur­day, Septem­ber 17, 2016, in Brome. The win­ner of the YTLA will re­ceive the $1,000, thanks to the sup­port of Cana­dian Her­itage, Cass Funeral Homes, Cham­plain Re­gional Col­lege Len­noxville, Global Ex­cel Man­age­ment, the Len­noxville Youth Cen­ter and NAV Canada.

Visit Town­ship­pers.org/OT or Town­ship­pers.org/YTLA for el­i­gi­bil­ity cri­te­ria, then fol­low the link to the on­line sub­mis­sion or to down­load a nom­i­na­tion form. Forms are also avail­able at ei­ther of Town­ship­pers’ of­fices – 257 rue Queen in Sher­brooke, or 584 Knowl­ton Rd. in Lac-Brome.

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