Junior Citizen of the Year Award deadline approaching

MANITOULIN—It is once again time to nominate those outstanding young members of the Manitoulin Island community who deserve to be recognized for their accomplishments and contributions through the Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year Awards coordinated by the Ontario Community Newspapers Association (OCNA) of which The Expositor is a proud member.

The Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year Awards recognize individuals between the ages of six and 17 (no older than 17 by the November 30 deadline) who are working hard to make their community a better place by volunteering for various organizations, making donations, saving lives and maintaining top grade averages.

The Expositor urges members of the community to nominate these young people of Manitoulin in one of the five areas of the award: a person involved in worthwhile community service; a special young person contributing to their community while living with a physical or psychological limitation; an individual who has performed an act of heroism in the past year; excellence in achievement, such as the arts or athletics; and just good kids who show a commitment to make life better for others and who do more than is normally expected of someone of their age.

Twelve nominees will be selected as final recipients of the provincial award and will be invited to a special ceremony to be held in the spring of 2018 at Queen’s Park.

Any young person nominated for the award will be personally presented with a certificate of recognition and will have their contribution showcased in The Expositor.

The nomination deadline for the 2017 Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year Awards is November 30 and nomination forms are available at www.ocna.org/juniorcitizen, emailing jr.citizen@ocna.org, by calling the OCNA at 416-923-7724, extension 4439, or contacting The Expositor at 705-368-2744.