Nom­i­na­tions open for U-rock Vol­un­teer Awards

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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.

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