Citizens of Exceptional Achievement Awards Nominations Open


THUNDER BAY – LIVING – Nominations are now open for the Citizens of Exceptional Achievement Awards presented by the City of Thunder Bay. The Awards recognize individuals, organizations and groups who volunteer their time to improve and enrich our community, as well as those whose achievements are provincial, national and international.

“We want to recognize our local community champions,” said Ollie Sawchuk, Chair of the Official Recognition Advisory Committee. “The people who strive to make Thunder Bay a better place. We encourage residents to come forward and nominate someone who they believe deserves recognition for all they do.”

There are three nomination categories:

Good Citizen Award

This award is presented to an individual who has made outstanding volunteer contributions in Thunder Bay for a minimum of five years. Groups and organizations may receive this recognition for 10, 25 and 50 years of service and every 10-year increment thereafter.

Spirit of Thunder Bay Award

This special award recognizes an individual who has volunteered time toward improving and enriching the community of Thunder Bay. This is an individual who has shown extraordinary leadership, innovation and meaningful voluntary contributions and has a minimum of 15 years of cumulative volunteer experience in Thunder Bay.

Youth Award

This award is presented to an individual, up to the age of 21 years, who, for a minimum of two years, has increased the profile of youth in Thunder Bay through volunteer contributions that enrich the quality of life in the community. Volunteer service must be outside the mandated 40 hours.

Visit for more information or to submit a nomination. Deadline is Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. An awards gala will be held on April 9, on behalf of the City of Thunder Bay and City Council to recognize the winners in each category.

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