New award to recognize community during pandemic

October 22, 2020   ·   0 Comments

By Mike Baker

The Town of Orangeville has launched a new COVID-19 Community Recognition Awards program to honour those who have stepped up to the plate and gone above and beyond during the months-long pandemic. 

Nominations are now open to recognize residents, businesses and organizations for their outstanding efforts in the community in recent months. 

“I am proud of the way this community pulled together this year to offer support to those in need,” said Orangeville Deputy Mayor Andy Macintosh. “People have had to stretch their imaginations to accept change, to be innovative to offer needed services and to be understanding of those who struggle with different aspects of living through a pandemic. It’s a challenging historical period, and we have seen many examples of people coming together and lifting others up or lending a hand.”

Nomination forms are available on the Town’s website, and will be received on a continuous basis until the end of the pandemic. Criteria will be based on nominees displaying one or all of the following requisites – providing a positive community contribution, volunteerism, carrying out an act of kindness, providing an essential service or providing leadership and support within the community. 

All nominated applicants who meet the criteria requested and showed exemplary support and contribution to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic will be recognized, a Town release states. A donation to the Orangeville Food Bank will then be made in their name. 

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