Paul M. Babich is 15th Citizen of the Year

Like most of the previous honourees, this year’s Citizen of the Year says he can’t quite understand why he deserves the title. As far as Paul M. Babich is concerned, he’s just doing what he does, organizing when things need to be organized, pitching in where he can, and helping out whenever he’s asked. So is […]

Seeking nominations for the next Beach Citizen of the Year

The deadline is fast approaching to nominate the next Beach Citizen of the Year. The annual award honours a local resident who has shown a steadfast and long-standing commitment to improving their, and by extension our, little corner of the world. This year marks the 14th year since the first award in 2001. The award […]

Search on for next Citizen of Year

We all know someone who goes the extra mile to regularly help out neighbours in need, or who spends time volunteering for community organizations. The Beach Citizen of the Year award is given to a person who consistently strives to make life better in the Beach community in Ward 32. Judges look for candidates who […]

Next citizen of year wanted

Do you know a pillar of the community who should be recognized for their long-standing volunteer contributions to the neighbourhood? Then consider nominating them as this year’s Beach Citizen of the Year. The annual award is presented by Community Centre 55, the Beaches Lions Club, and Beach Metro News, and was founded in 2001. The […]

Carole Stimmell is Citizen of the Year

She may be best known to many Beach Metro News readers as the editor of this publication for 16 years, but her name will be etched in stone at the Millennium Garden at Coxwell and Eastern for her work in the community. Carole Stimmell has been named the 2014 Beach Citizen of the Year. The […]

Suzanne Beard is Citizen of the Year

After sifting through many nominations and much deliberation by committee members, the 2013 Beach Citizen of the Year has been chosen. Lifelong Beacher Suzanne Beard was picked in large part due to her many years of service to Brownies and Girl Guides, as well as close to a decade of organizing with the Beach Interfaith […]

Citizen of the Year nominations open

Somewhere out there is a selfless, community-minded individual who never really gets the recognition they truly deserve. Someone who gives of their time, money, creativity, heart and soul, who is always ready and willing to lend a helping hand, someone who operates in the background and helps get good things done. Actually, there are many […]

Do you know the next Beach Citizen of the Year?

It’s always a good time to think about doing something good for someone else, for no greater reason than to help. However, it is also currently the time to think about everyone you know, particularly the people who consistently and selflessly give their time, money, knowledge and help to the people and organizations that need […]

News in Brief

Nominations are still being taken for the next Beach Citizen of the Year. The deadline is Friday, Aug. 12. This is your opportunity to honour a worthy friend, neighbour or co-worker who has shown a commitment to our community through volunteerism. Nomination forms are available online at or you can pick one up at […]