Volunteer Awards in Guelph & Wellington County

With National Volunteer Week underway, recognizing volunteers is at the forefront of our minds. What better way to celebrate a volunteer’s accomplishments than to nominate them for a local award? On that note, we complied a short list of opportunities for you to consider.

2016 Mayor’s Awards

Mayor Cam Guthrie encourages Guelphites to nominate outstanding volunteers for the 20th annual Mayor’s Awards. Nominations can be submitted online, or by contacting the Mayor’s office. The Mayor’s Awards recognize people who make Guelph a better place through volunteer service. “It could be a coach who has made a difference in your child’s life, or a volunteer in your faith community who goes the extra mile. It could be someone who started a brand new initiative in Guelph, or someone who has volunteered for years without a lot of fanfare,” said Mayor Guthrie. Deadline to nominate is Friday, April 15th.

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Guelph Awards For Excellence

The Chamber’s 16th Annual Awards of Excellence Gala will take place on Thursday, June 23rd at 5:00 pm at the Delta Guelph Hotel and Conference Centre. There are five nominating categories including the Community Spirit Award. This award acknowledges the achievements of a business person or organization in Guelph working to build a stronger community through social and/or cultural actions. Applications are being accepted until April 15th.

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Watershed Awards 

The GRCA honours individuals, families groups and business that put their time and energy into improving the Grand River watershed. Two types of awards are presented; the Honour Roll Award for a sustained record of achievement over an extended period of time and the Watershed Awards for outstanding examples of conservation and environmental work. Applications are being accepted until May 1st.

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Guelph & District Multicultural Award

Introduced in 2007, the Guelph & District Multicultural Award provides everyone with an opportunity to recognize the special contribution of individuals who make a difference in our community. Applications are being accepted until May 1st.

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Please note that this list is not extensive, but reflects the opportunities that have recently been brought to our attention. If you would like to showcase a volunteer award opportunity, please contact us.

Posted on April 11, 2016