Nomination Deadline Extended for 2021 Community Spirit Awards
Post Date: 05/31/2021 1:31 PM
Medicine Hat – The nomination deadline for the 2021 Community Spirit Awards has been extended to Monday, June 7 at 4:30 p.m. Residents can nominate individuals, teams, groups and businesses for the 2021 Community Spirit Awards in the following categories:
· Community Inclusion
· Civic Pride
“The individuals, groups, teams and businesses recognized through these awards enrich the quality of life for residents in our community,” said Kris Samraj, City Councillor and Councillor Responsible for Civic Functions. “Please help us celebrate them and the work they do by submitting a nomination for the 2021 Community Spirit Awards.”
Nominations are also being accepted for the Awards of Excellence.
· Heart of Medicine Hat Award: an individual, organization or business who, outside of their core business, has made a major contribution to enhance the quality of life in Medicine Hat in a variety of areas for at least the past 15 years.
· Change Maker Award: an individual, organization or business who, outside of their core business, has made a major contribution to enhance the quality of life in Medicine Hat in the past five years through innovation, advocacy, or leadership through social, economic or urban development.
The Community Spirit Awards also include an ongoing Awards of Achievement category, reserved to recognize individuals or teams in two categories, Arts/Culture and Sports/Recreation. These nominations will be accepted and awards will be given throughout the year.
Requirements for nominations include:
· A completed Community Spirit Awards nomination form
· A brief biography / resume of the nominee
· A letter of support from the nominator
· Any additional information that supports the application
· A high quality digital image of the nominee
· Nominees may be residents of Medicine Hat, Redcliff or Cypress County, however, the extraordinary contribution(s) must benefit residents of Medicine Hat
· The nominator must be a resident of Medicine Hat
· Nominees must agree to the nomination
Since 1979, more than 130 Civic Awards have been awarded, recognizing dedicated community contributors and their enhancements of the quality of life in Medicine Hat. The 2021 Community Spirit Awards will be presented at a ceremony in October at the Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre. In the event that COVID restrictions are still in effect, a virtual ceremony may be necessary. To download a nomination package, visit the City website.
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For further information, please contact: Ashley Wiebe Corporate Communications Specialist City of Medicine Hat 403-529-8296