Adapted from a City of Burlington press release – Nominations for Burlington’s Best Awards open on Dec. 1 in eight award categories, including the Accessibility Award, a new honour. The awards honour the city’s most outstanding citizens. The winners in all categories are revealed at a gala celebration held in May each year.
There are eight award categories:
- Citizen of the Year: A person whose volunteer activity has made a significant and sustained contribution to the vibrancy and wellbeing of the Burlington community.
- Junior Citizen of the year: A high school student 18 years or younger who has made a significant contribution to the Burlington community.
- Senior Person of the year: A person 55 years or older who has advocated on behalf of seniors and/or made a significant contribution to the Burlington community.
- Environmental Award: An individual or group that improved and/or protects Burlington’s environment.
- Arts Person of the Year: An individual who has contributed to the arts in Burlington as an artist, patron or advocate including but not limited to, visual arts, media arts, musical arts, performing arts and literary arts.
- Community Service Award: An individual or group whose volunteer activity has contributed to the betterment of the Burlington community.
- Heritage Award: An individual who has demonstrated a commitment to the preservation of Burlington’s heritage, and has volunteered their time in an effort to support the preservation of Burlington’s heritage.
- Accessibility Award (new category): An individual, organization or business that has made significant contributions to increase access and participation of people with disabilities in the Burlington community.
Nominations will be accepted until Feb. 17, 2017.
Nomination forms can be completed online at www.burlington.ca/best or by picking up a form at the clerks department at City Hall, 426 Brant St.