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AnchorNominations are now open for the 4th Annual Burlington Accessibility Awards

Deadline: April 24
Is there someone or something in Burlington – an individual, business, facility or organization that deserves recognition for helping to create a more accessible city?

The Burlington Accessibility Advisory Committee invites you to nominate any and all individuals, organizations and businesses in our community who are outstanding champions of accessibility for Burlington’s Accessibility Awards.

For more information about the awards and to download a nomination form visit: Accessibility Awards

AnchorNominate someone for a Junior League Communtiy Leadership Award

Deadline: April 28

The Junior League of Hamilton-Burlington (JLHB) is accepting nominations until April 28, for its 2015 Community Leadership Award to be presented at the League’s Annual Awards dinner on May 28, 2015.

The award recognizes women who, through their leadership and commitment to volunteerism, make Burlington and/or Hamilton a better place for women to live and work.  The awards are open to any woman 18 years of age or older, living in the Hamilton-Burlington area who:

•    actively volunteers in the community
•    demonstrates outstanding initiative in the JLHB’s focus area of young women affected by poverty
•    demonstrates leadership skills
•    motivates others to be involved and volunteer in the community

The nomination form for the Junior League of Hamilton-Burlington’s Community Leadership Award as well as details for the Awards Dinner are available at or by contacting the League office at 289-337-9526.

Written by Marianne Meed Ward

A Better Burlington began in 2006 after my neighbours said they felt left out of city decisions, learning about them only after they’d been made.

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