Nominations open for U-rock Volunteer Awards
Young people across Newfoundland and Labrador are making great things happen.
Minister Responsible for the Volunteer and Non-profit Sector Nick Mcgrath, is urging all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to acknowledge the contributions of the province’s youth by nominating a young volunteer who is making an impact on the lives of others in their community, province and the world.
“The U-rock Volunteer Awards infuses the prestige and honour of a conventional awards program with a youthful energy and enthusiasm, which makes it unique. Young leaders and youth-led organizations across the province are making great things happen and we have an opportunity to officially recognize and thank them by saying ‘ You rock!’”
Nominations for the U-rock Volunteer Awards can be made in two categories: individuals 30 years of age or under who have made outstanding voluntary contributions without reward or gain; or youthled non- profit organizations that have made a significant contribution for the betterment of others.
All nominees, recipients and their families will be invited to attend the ‘2012 URock Volunteer Awards Show’, a true celebration in honour of the outstanding contributions being made by young volunteers throughout the province. The red-carpet awards gala will include live performances by local rock bands and the eight award recipients will each receive a customized electric guitar.
Mr. Mcgrath said “We all know how important volunteers are to our communities and our province, so I ask everyone to take the time to nominate a deserving young volunteer who has made a significant impact on the lives of others. By celebrating young leaders and telling them they rock, we acknowledge their contributions and at the same time encourage others to get involved in their communities.”
Visit ‘www.urockvolunteerawards.ca’ or call 1-877-895-8891 for official guidelines and nomination forms, photographs or videos from previous years and all the latest updates on musical acts and entertainment for this year.
The deadline to submit nominations is Feb. 27.