Have a Heart, nominate a volunteer

Beacon Community Serves, PNR recognizing the Peninsula’s volunteers

SIDNEY — Time is running out to nominate local volunteers for this year’s Hearts of the Community Volunteer Awards: nominations close Thursday, Jan. 30.

“If you know an individual or group who has provided outstanding volunteer service  on the Peninsula, we want to hear from you,” says Isobel Mackenzie, CEO of Beacon Community Services, which co-sponsors the awards with the Peninsula News Review.

“Three hundred and sixty five days a year, volunteers are hard at work,” she continued. “They protect the Peninsula environment, coach our kids, comfort the sick and elderly, help needy families, manage special events, and do hundreds of other things that make the Peninsula a great place to call home.

“Nominating them for a Hearts award is a wonderful way to say thank you.”

Up to six awards for exemplary volunteerism will be presented, including a $1,000 scholarship for an outstanding youth volunteer.

All award nominees will be honoured at a Feb. 25 ceremony at the Mary Winspear Centre, which is free and open to the public. The event includes live entertainment by Stelly’s Secondary School students, award presentations and a free luncheon.

Get a nominations form online at  www.beaconcs.ca or from the News Review (6-9843 Second St), Beacon’s SHOAL Activity Centre (10030 Resthaven) Beacon’s 9860 Third St. office, or a Beacon Peninsula thrift shop.



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