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Press release

For immediate release

December 5th, 2017

The Nation Municipality is proud to have numerous dedicated and passionate volunteers.

Four Nation residents to receive the first Volunteer of the Year Award on January 27th 2018.

The Nation Municipality – To officially recognize its exceptional volunteers, The Nation Council adopted a new Volunteer Recognition Policy and will organize the first annual gala to celebrate community involvement on January 27th, 2018. Volunteers from the community centres, parks, libraries and various committees throughout the municipality will be invited to attend a gala in their honour. Four volunteers will be given the annual Volunteer of the Year award. This award will recognize the effort of one outstanding volunteer from each ward who gives their time to their community, whether through service or social clubs, schools, sports associations etc.

Residents are invited to nominate a local volunteer that has excelled in the past year or over the course of many years for the Volunteer of the Year Award by completing the form here.  From the pool of candidates, one winner per ward will be chosen by the Council and the Nation Municipality Recreation and Culture Advisory Committee. The deadline to submit your candidate is December 22nd, 2017. The winners of the Volunteer of the Year awards will be announced at the gala on January 27th 2018.

“The Nation Municipality is fortunate to have a great number of exceptional volunteers. I believe that it is important to highlight the work they put in – they are the foundation of our communities.”

– Carol Ann Scott, Recreation Coordinator

“Volunteer recognition is something very important to me – they ensure that our communities are welcoming, fun and vibrant.  I look forward to officially recognizing these amazing community members.”

– Francois St-Amour, Mayor.

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Josée Brizard, Clerk

613-764-5444, extension 235

Carol Ann Scott, Recreation Coordinator