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Nominations sought for Seniors of Distinction Awards
It’s time to make sure they get noticed
In honour of the International Day of the Older Person on Oct. 1, seniors of Burnaby and New Westminster are being celebrated through the fourth annual Seniors of Distinction Awards.
These awards are put on by Harmony Court Estate Retirement Community (AgeCare) and the Burnaby and New Westminster NewsLeader.
They are an opportunity to recognize all seniors who share their culture and talents, enrich our communities and enhance the well-being of those around them.
There are four categories to honour local seniors in which nominees can be entered:
• Arts (visual, performing, literary and other);
• Leadership (service to associations, director of not-for-profit programs, support groups etc.);
• Community (volunteerism, community fundraising, etc.); and
• Healthy Living (sports, gardening, recreation participation etc.).
Who can be nominated?
Anyone over age 65 as of Jan. 1, 2013.
They must live in Burnaby or New Westminster, and their accomplishments must take place in Burnaby or New Westminster.
The awards are for achievements made after reaching 65.
How will the winner be selected?
A Selection Committee comprised of local community citizens and sponsors will review nominations.
Nomination forms can be picked up and dropped off at Harmony Court Estate (7197 Canada Way, Burnaby), The NewsLeader (7438 Fraser Park Dr., Burnaby), Bonsor Recreation Complex (6550 Bonsor Ave., Burnaby), Confederation Seniors Centre (4585 Alberta St., Burnaby), Cameron Recreation Complex (9523 Cameron St., Burnaby), Edmonds Community Centre (7282 Kingsway, Burnaby), South Burnaby Neighbourhood House (4845 Imperial St., Burnaby), Century House (620 Eighth St., New Westminster).
Nominations are due by Friday, Oct. 31.