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Call for nominations: 2016 Mayor’s Awards

Guelph, ON, February 19, 2016 – Mayor Cam Guthrie encourages Guelphites to nominate outstanding volunteers for the 20th annual Mayor’s Awards.

Nominations can be submitted online at or by contacting the Mayor’s Office at or 519-837-5643 to request a nomination form. The deadline for nominations is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 15, 2016.

The Mayor’s Awards recognize people who make Guelph a better place through volunteer service.

“It could be a coach who has made a difference in your child’s life, or a volunteer in your faith community who goes the extra mile. It could be someone who started a brand new initiative in Guelph, or someone who has volunteered for years without a lot of fanfare,” said Mayor Guthrie. “If you know someone who deserves to be recognized, consider nominating them for a Mayor’s Award.”

While it is not mandatory for nominees to live or work in Guelph to be eligible for the Mayor’s Award, they must volunteer in Guelph. Nominees’ achievements may include a mix of volunteer and paid efforts.

The Mayor’s Awards were established in 1997 by Mayor Joe Young to celebrate Guelph’s birthday, and have been presented every year since. Honourees have been recognized for contributions to many aspects of community life, including arts and culture; health and mental health; social services; the environment; and sports and recreation. Profiles of honourees from 2001 to 2015 can be found at

This year’s Mayor’s Awards will be presented on June 23 at the Guelph Awards of Excellence gala, hosted by the Guelph Chamber of Commerce. The gala is Guelph’s premier appreciation event where the city’s exceptional individuals and businesses are celebrated. For more information about the Awards of Excellence, visit the Guelph Chamber of Commerce website.

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