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Brandon Sun Community Leader Awards 2019

Nominations sought for Brandon Sun Community Leader Awards

There are a large number of people who do a great deal of important work for western Manitoba, and the communities within which they live and work. They strive to create a better community by putting in countless volunteer hours, sometimes having to overcome insurmountable obstacles — and often ask for nothing in return.

These individuals are truly community leaders and can be found in schools, on a sports field, in care centres, at the food bank and many of the local events that take place in and around our community.

The Brandon Sun wishes to recognize our unsung heroes and honour their commitment and efforts in maintaining this growing community and helping to make Westman a better place. To that end, we are introducing the first annual Community Leader Awards, and we need your help to make this mission a success!

If you know of someone you feel should be honoured in one of the 12 categories, we want to hear from you.

Deadline for nominations is: April 30th, 2019

The submission you provide should be approximately 250 words in length and include information such as: length of time nominee has spent in the community; specific examples of the work and/or contribution he/she has made; community associations and memberships. Please provide references of other individuals who may be able to provide further support on the nominee’s behalf.

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This is an individual that makes a positive contribution to their sport and is exemplary in developing skills and confidence of the participants. They are a role model who inspires and encourages a high level of athletic achievement?

This teacher (K-9) makes a positive contribution by being a true leader. They demonstrate a high level of ethics and professional standards. Is an inspirational motivator, excellent communicator, good listener and a reliable resource to the community?

Courage / Bravery
This person has risen above adversity or formidable challenges to succeed and inspire others. Challenges may be physical, meatal, personal, educationally or occupationally.

Above and Beyond
This person makes a positive contribution to their community through their work and is someone who goes beyond the requirements of their job to support the community and make it a better place.

Emergency Service
This individual makes a positive contribution to the community by going the extra mile – over and above the call of duty. Is exemplary in the area of emergency services and unselfishly shoulders enormous responsibility while accepting the potential risks and challenges of the job.

Service Organization Volunteer
This individual makes a positive contribution to the community by volunteering their time to one 9or more) community service organization. This person is well thought of and is significantly relied upon by others in the organization.

This individual makes a positive contribution to the community by volunteering their time to a variety of causes. They are dedicated to making a difference in several different initiatives.

Youth Volunteer
This young person (ages 25 and under) makes a positive contribution to the community through their volunteer efforts.

Environmental Leader
This person makes a positive contribution to the community by championing environmentally-friendly initiatives. This is someone who inspires others to be ‘green’ by being a leader in ecologically sound practices.

Community Builder
This is a person who has taken the initiative to engage a variety of Westman residents in an innovative new community project or event. The initiative may assist different groups to work together, address a gap in community participation, or result in a more inclusive, engaged community initiative.

Seniors' Advocate
A person providing support to seniors who are isolated, physically or mentally challenged, lonely, low income, or who are facing other obstacles that keep them from feeling included in the community.

Community Leader of the Year
(Chosen by the Selection Committee from the above categories)
Rises above the rest by demonstrating leadership in all he or she does. Makes a positive contribution to the community and is a roe model to look up to.

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