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Hearts nominations in mailboxes now
Local volunteers and community organizations may want to keep an eye on their mailboxes. That’s because hundreds of invitations and nomination forms have been mailed out, encouraging people to submit nominations for the 14th annual Hearts of the Community Volunteer Awards.
Co-sponsored by the Peninsula News Review and Beacon Community Services, the awards honour individuals and groups for exemplary volunteer service on the Saanich Peninsula. Nominations are accepted in six categories: service to seniors; service to children and families; overall service to the community; outstanding youth volunteer; lifetime service award; and community service or project by a group. The outstanding youth volunteer receives a $1,000 scholarship.
Although nomination forms have been mailed to some community members, anyone can nominate a candidate before nominations close on Jan. 30. Nomination forms are online at www.beaconcs.ca. They’re also available at the Peninsula News Review office at 6-9843 Second St. and at Beacon Community Services, at 9860 Third St., its Peninsula thrift stores and its Shoal Activity Centre volunteer office.
All nominees will be honoured at a free public ceremony and luncheon on Feb. 16.