Nominations open for Urock Awards

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Keith Hutch­ings, the min­is­ter re­spon­si­ble for the Of­fice of Pub­lic En­gage­ment, has opened the nom­i­na­tion process for the 2013 URock Vol­un­teer Awards.

“New­found­land and Labrador is home to many passionate, en­thu­si­as­tic and in­no­va­tive youth,” Hutch­ings said in a news re­lease.

“They are driv­ing pos­i­tive change, cham­pi­oning char­i­ta­ble causes, and mo­bi­liz­ing and en­cour­ag­ing other youth to be­come in­volved. Th­ese awards were es­tab­lished to say thank you for their lead­er­ship and com­mit­ment to their com­mu­nity and province.”

Nominations for the URock

Vol­un­teer Awards can be made in two cat­e­gories — in­di­vid­u­als 30 years of age or younger who have made out­stand­ing vol­un­tary con­tri­bu­tions with­out re­ward or gain and youth-led non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tions that have made a sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion for the bet­ter­ment of oth­ers.

Up to eight awards will be pre­sented at the cer­e­mony, which will in­clude per­for­mances by lo­cal rock bands. Each award re­cip­i­ent will re­ceive a cus­tom­ized elec­tric gui­tar.

“By cel­e­brat­ing the achieve­ments of young lead­ers, we hope to in­spire oth­ers to vol­un­teer and con­trib­ute to the fu­ture growth and devel­op­ment of their com­mu­ni­ties and province,” Hutch­ings said.

“I en­cour­age in­di­vid­u­als in all re­gions of New­found­land and Labrador to nom­i­nate a de­serv­ing youth or youth-led or­ga­ni­za­tion for th­ese awards.”

More in­for­ma­tion on the awards and nom­i­na­tion forms can be found on­line at www.urock­vol­un­teer­ or by call­ing 1877-895-8891.

The dead­line for nominations is March 4.

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