Wanted: Next Citizen of the Year

While summer is just getting underway, a group of selfless neighbourhood champions will be spending time in the coming months determining which nominee will be joining their ranks as the 2014 Beach Citizen of the Year.

The award is intended to recognize selfless civic activity – anyone who regularly gives of their time for the benefit of the community. Past winners have included youth sports organizers, community theatre boosters, historic preservationists, girl guide leaders, and community activists of all stripes.

The annual award, founded and presented by Community Centre 55, the Beaches Lions Club, and Beach Metro News, has been handed out since 2001. Past winners include Gene Domagala, Glenn Cochrane, Ted Randall, Marie Perotta, Arie Nerman, David Breech, Mary Christie, Joan Brent, Jean Cochrane, Pat Silver, Anne Butler, Thomas Neal, and Suzanne Beard.

If you know someone whose good deeds should be recognized, consider nominating them as this year’s citizen. Past nominees are welcome to be re-submitted. Forms can be picked up at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St., or downloaded from centre55.com.

Include as much information as possible about nominees. The winner will be announced in these pages, and honoured in September with a ceremony and permanent stone at the Millennium Garden, at the corner of Coxwell and Eastern Avenues.

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