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Nominees announced for Burlington’s Best awards May 15

Burlington’s Best awards recognize citizens who’ve made a significant volunteer contribution to make our city better. Awards will be handed out Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Burlington Convention Centre, 1120 Burloak Dr. Tickets are $35 per person, and includes a light buffet and cocktail reception. Tickets are available from the clerks department at City Hall, 426 Brant St., by contacting Roxanne Gosse at 905-335-7600, ext. 7855 or by emailing roxanne.gosse@burlington.ca.

This year’s nominees are:

Citizen of the Year

  • Bev Jacobs
  • Judy Gerdes
  • Denise Davy
  • Jean Longfield
  • Beth Hudson

Senior Person of the Year

  • Michael Hourigan
  • Maggie Wheeler
  • Arnold Koopman
  • Thelma McGillivray

Junior Citizen of the Year

  • Chad Buisman
  • Connor Fraser
  • Curtis Kelly
  • Connor Withers
  • Justin McNerny
  • Gabriella Paniccia

Arts Person of the Year

  • Selina Jane Eckersall
  • Chris Giroux
  • Tomy Bewick
  • Jonathon Filipovic

Heritage Person of the Year

  • Les Armstrong

Community Service Award

  • John Ives
  • Tomy Bewick
  • Wellington Square Outreach Team
  • Les Armstrong
  • Gordon Cameron
  • Trent Schwartz
  • Beth Hudson

Environmental Award

  • Paul Toffoletti
  • Ken Woodruff

For more information, or a complete list of categories and past winners, see www.burlington.ca/best.  All award winners will be announced at the event.

Written by Marianne Meed Ward

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