Mayor’s Community Safety Awards Recognize Groups and Individuals
THUNDER BAY – Who is making a difference in Thunder Bay? It takes a lot of work to build a safer neighbourhood, and better community. Right now, the Crime Prevention Council are seeking nominations for the 2013 Mayor’s Community Safety Awards. These awards are presented by Union Gas, and supported by both the City of Thunder Bay and the Thunder Bay Police Service.
“We at the City of Thunder Bay are working hard to ensure our City is a safe one, but we can’t do it alone,” said Mayor Keith Hobbs. “Each year, many of our citizens step up to help, getting involved in their community through important projects that increase quality of life, change attitudes, address the root causes of crime, and make the City a better place for all of us to enjoy.
The Mayor’s Community Safety Awards recognize citizens and groups who are working to improve community safety and quality of life in Thunder Bay. Nominations close on Sept. 27, and the awards themselves will be presented at the Nov. 4 meeting of Thunder Bay City Council, during Ontario’s Crime Prevention Week.
“These awards are a way to recognize those impressive and vital efforts. I am excited to once again meet some of these dedicated and tireless citizens, and thank them for all they’re doing for Thunder Bay,” added Hobbs.
The Mayor campaigned on a platform that included promises to make Thunder Bay a safer community.
2013 Award Categories
Community Hero Award – For an outstanding individual effort that contributes to a safer community. Sponsor: Shout Media
Young Leader Award – For outstanding contributions by a child or youth who demonstrates and encourages active participation in community safety or crime prevention. The young person is a positive leader in a project within their school or community. Sponsor: Métis Nation
Outstanding Community Project Award – For outstanding results in community safety or crime prevention through partnership and collaboration. Up to four projects may be awarded. Sponsors: Wasaya Group; Simpson Street BIA, and Brook/McIlroy
Award recipients will receive a certificate and recognition for their achievement at the Awards ceremony. They will also be the subject of a short video documenting their achievements, and be acknowledged in the MyTBay Citizen Newsletter, on the City website, and in the Awards Souvenir Program. For more information and nomination forms, visit www.thunderbay.ca/crimeprevention.