Nominate a local hero for Citizen of Year

Do you know an unsung hero? Someone who’s always thinking of someone else first, and who consistently gives of their time to help make the world around them a better place?

If so, that person is a prime candidate to be considered for the Beach Citizen of the Year – but without a nomination, the rest of the Beach may never know of their good deeds.

Most long-time volunteers don’t do it for the glory; in fact, many would prefer to stay anonymous. But recognizing them for their efforts can also be a way to inspire others to step up their own volunteering.

Previous recipients of the Citizen of the Year are Gene Domagala, Glenn Cochrane, Ted Randall, Marie Perotta, Arie Nerman, David Breech, Mary Christie, Joan Brent, Jean Cochrane, Pat Silver and Anne Butler. Beach Metro News readers may recognize some of those names, and others may not be familiar. But the common thread throughout that distinguished list is a passion for their community, a willingness to step in and help – and a friend or fellow volunteer willing to fill out a nomination form.

Nominees should be either a current or former resident of the general area known as Ward 32 (Danforth to the lake, and Coxwell to Victoria Park). Nomination forms are available at Community Centre 55 at 97 Main Street, or online at The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. on Friday, July 13.

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