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Nominations open for 2014 Volunteers Are Stars Awards

Rick Hansen spoke at the 2013 Volunteers Are Stars Awards. This year’s event will be held Wednesday, April 16, at the River Rock Show Theatre.   - Rob Newell
Rick Hansen spoke at the 2013 Volunteers Are Stars Awards. This year’s event will be held Wednesday, April 16, at the River Rock Show Theatre.
— image credit: Rob Newell

Do you know somebody who volunteers their time, energy, and talent to help make a positive impact in Richmond? If so, then nominate them for a Volunteers Are Stars award.

Presented by Volunteer Richmond Information Services and River Rock Casino Resort, the 2014 Volunteers Are Stars Awards will take place April 16 at the River Rock Show Theatre. The event celebrates Richmond’s volunteers, as well as businesses and non-profit organizations that have made a significant contribution to the community.

“Our theme this year is ‘Because Volunteer Work Speaks Volumes’,” says Elizabeth Specht, executive director of Volunteer Richmond. “The fact that Richmond has so many volunteers, each making a difference in their own unique way—that says a lot about our community, and how much people care about it. The Volunteers Are Stars Awards are a celebration of that shared sense of community pride.”

Anyone can nominate an individual, community group, non-profit organization, or caring company for a Volunteers Are Stars award by completing a nomination form at www.volunteerrichmond.ca by the March 17 deadline. As part of a special early bird promotion, nominations submitted by March 7 will be entered in a draw for two free tickets to the awards ceremony.

The 2013 Volunteers Are Stars award recipients were: Milan Ilich Award for Leadership – Brian Williams; Constellation Award: Individual – George Atkinson and Gaby Merner; Constellation Award: Group – Richmond RCMP Auxiliary Constables and Richmond Hospital Healthcare Auxiliary; Shooting Star Award (youth under 25) – Amy Wang and Catherine McDonald; Nova Star Award – Steveston Salmon Festival and Cinevolution Media Arts Society; Shining Star Award – Ampri Group.

 

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