Citizen of the Year nominations closing soon

Nominations are still being accepted for the 2013 Beach Citizen of the Year, but time is running out. The deadline to nominate a worthy champion of the Beach is Friday, Aug. 9 at 5 p.m.

The honour, handed out yearly since 2001, is a joint initiative of Community Centre 55, the Beaches Lions Club and Beach Metro News, and is meant to recognize those who consistently give freely of their time to help make the neighbourhood a better place to live.

Past Citizens of the Year, from 2001 until last year, include Gene Domagala, Glenn Cochrane, Ted Randall, Marie Perotta, Arie Nerman, David Breech, Mary Christie, Joan Brent, Jean Cochrane, Pat Silver, Anne Butler and Thomas Neal.

If you know anyone with dedication, generosity and strength of character as the members of this distinguished list, nomination forms can be found online at or at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St.

Nominations should include as much detailed information as possible about nominees, especially their volunteer activities. The winner will be announced in the Aug. 27 issue of Beach Metro News, and honoured in September with a ceremony and the installation of a permanent stone at the Millennium Garden, at the corner of Coxwell and Eastern.

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