Mission hosting 2018 Community Service Awards Ceremony

Event will take place on April 19 at the Clarke Theatre

Mission is preparing to honour some special citizens.

The public is invited to attend the 2018 Community Service Awards Ceremony to celebrate the individuals, groups and organizations who have demonstrated exemplary volunteerism.

Celebrated biennially, the awards ceremony will take place on April 19 at the Clarke Theatre. The “call for nominations” period ran from Sept. 18 to Dec. 6 and is now closed.

The award categories are as follows:

Arts and Culture:

For outstanding volunteerism in the field of arts and culture.

Citizen of the Year:

Recognizes the contributions of one individual for their overall volunteerism and commitment to improving the quality of life for the citizens of Mission.

Community Service:

For demonstrating exemplary leadership in community volunteerism.

Community Service (under age 25):

For demonstrating exemplary leadership in community volunteerism.

Crime Prevention and Community Safety:

For an individual, group, or organization who has demonstrated exemplary volunteerism in the area of crime prevention and public safety.

Lifetime Achievement:

For an individual, group, or organization that has a notable history of volunteerism which has resulted in the overall betterment of Mission.

Special Accomplishment:

Bestowed to an individual, group, or organization for demonstrating significant volunteer leadership skills or who has accomplished a noteworthy contribution in any field or endeavour.

Sports Volunteer of the Year:

For an individual who has demonstrated exemplary volunteerism in the field of sports.

Against the Odds Achievement:

For an individual who achieves excellence despite the special challenges faced by people with disabilities.

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