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Municipal Awards

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Nominations Open for 2017 Municipal Awards

The Municipal Awards provide an opportunity to formally recognize the accomplishments and talents of those who help to make Paradise the great community it is. If you know of an individual, team, group, or business that excels in any of the categories below, nominate them for a 2017 Municipal Award!

This year, through the addition of two new 2017 Municipal Awards, the Town will also be recognizing the outstanding commitment of our business community. The Business Excellence, and Property Pride Awards are designed to reward and celebrate local bussiness.

The new Property Pride Award recognizes busineses and organizations that consistently demonstrate pride in the exterior appearance of their business, property and community. Property exterior improvements, on-going maintenance, signage, landscaping and store front appearance, as well as support of community cleanliness efforts to be considered. Photos and supporting documentation is encouraged.

The Business Excellence Award recognizes commendable business success. Some examples of traits may include years in business, percentage of sales growth, expansion of products, services, premises, or staffing levels, notable awards, designations, workplace programs, employee recognition or training programs, chartable and community contributions. This award is open to businesses in Paradise with a success story to share.  

 All nominations are due: 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Municipal Awards Categories

  • Junior Male Athlete of the Year (18 years & under)
  • Junior Female Athlete of the Year (18 years & under)
  • Male Athlete of the Year (19 years & older)
  • Female Athlete of the Year (19 years & older)
  • Coach of the Year
  • Youth of the Year (18 years & under)
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Volunteer Group of the Year
  • Citizen of the Year
  • Business Excellence
  • Property Pride

Nomination Process

Only completed nomination packages will be considered for awards. A complete nomination package includes:

  • Completed Nomination Form, which must include the name and signature of a nominator and a seconder
  • Information on why you are nominating the individual, group, or business, including why he/she/they deserve to be recognized with an award. The information should be provided in a separate, typed document, attached to the nomination form.

Separate nomination packages must be complete if an individual and / or group is being nominated for more than one award category.

What you need to know:

All accomplishments noted in the nomination must have taken place between January 2016 and December 2016.

All Nominees must be current residents (groups or businesses) of the Town of Paradise, and must have resided within the Town for a minimum of six (6) months prior to the deadline for nomination 

The official Nomination Form must be completed and signed by both the Nominator and Seconder, neither of which may be immediate members of the Nominee's family. Separate Nomination Forms and Nominators are required if an individual, group or business is to be nominated for more than one award. 

Information contained on the Nomination Form and attached sheets will be the basis of the Awards Selection Committee's decision. All decisions of the Awards Selection Committee are final. Members of the immediate family of the Awards Selection Committee will not be eligible for awards.  

Residents of the Town of Paradise taking part in relevant activities outside the Town are considered eligible for awards. Volunteer, Youth, and Citizen of the Year will be predominately based on Town activities.

The final decision will take into account the calibre of activities (re: National, Provincial, Regional and local).

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