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City launches civic recognition program

The City of Timmins has launched what it calls the Heart of Gold Civic Recognition Program to recognize people and organizations who go above and beyond.

A news release says the initiative will give the Mayor and Members of Council the opportunity to celebrate individuals and groups who deserve special recognition for their outstanding accomplishments and contributions to the community.

Councillor Bill Gvozdanovich says the idea stems from the good work going on in the community.

 “Especially with food programs, food banks, meal programs, so many people giving selflessly of themselves to help those in need,” he says. “It’s wonderful and we need to recognize them. He adds there is no doubt there are some major issues in the city, but the people that are stepping up to help out just shows the kind of community it is.”

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Members of the public can nominate eligible individuals, community groups, and organizations for one of the awards which have four categories to choose from: volunteer community service, achievements in sports, youth community and civic engagement, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics).

Nomination forms are available for download on the city’s website and can be emailed as a .pdf to [email protected] or dropped off at Service Timmins in City Hall during regular business hours Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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