Volunteer Citizen of the Year

Open letter to all Quesnel and area service clubs, groups, organizations and all who benefit from the value of VOLUNTEERS…

Both the City of Quesnel and the Quesnel Cariboo Observer, as co-sponsors of the Annual Quesnel Volunteer Citizen of the Year program recognize and appreciate the efforts of so many who so willingly give of their time and talent to contribute to Quesnel’s enviable level of community spirit and pride. We ask your group or individual members to please consider a nomination for the 2017 Quesnel Volunteer Citizen of the Year. A nominee needs not be a member of your group; indeed, we encourage you to look to the community at large. In view of the difficult task of selecting an annual award recipient, we heartily encourage repeat nominations. Below is a list of the past Volunteer Citizens of the Year, Lifetime Achievement and Silent Hero awards, each selected from their peers, by their peers, on the basis of their voluntary contributions to our community. This year’s 38th annual Dinner and Awards event will be held at the Billy Barker Casino Showroom on Wednesday evening April 18th, to coincide with Canada’s National Volunteer Week.

A nomination form is available on-line at www.quesnel.ca, at City Hall, the Quesnel Cariboo Observer or, by contacting one of the past Citizens.

Please submit the Nomination Package to City Hall by 4:00 p.m. Friday, March 9, 2018. Tickets, at $25 per person for the April 18th banquet will be available at Quesnel City Hall, starting March 1, 2018. Please note that nominees must consent in writing to being nominated and that two people are required to make the nomination.

Please consider nominating a worthy Quesnel Volunteer Citizen of the Year from your group or from the community at large. We look forward to receiving your nomination as we select our thirty-seventh Quesnel Volunteer Citizen of the Year.

Yours truly,

Quesnel Volunteer Citizen of the Year Committee

Guidelines and Nomination Package

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The Quesnel Volunteer Citizen of the Year program recognizes and appreciates the efforts of so many who willingly give of their time and talent to contribute to Quesnel’s enviable level of community spirit and pride. Each year, co-sponsored with the Quesnel Cariboo Observer, the City asks the public for Volunteer Citizen of the Year nominations.

Volunteer Citizen of the Year Winners

2016 - Rick Prosk
2015 - Rose Gaetz
2014 - Florence White
2013 - Liane Kimmie
2012 - Jean Stimpson
2011 - Liz Miller
2010 - Dianne Greenwood
2009 - Lynne Wright
2008 - Carol Weremy
2007 - Marion Gordon
2006 - Grant and Gerry Knauf
2005 - Gus Cameron
2004 - Marie Skinner
2003 - Bob Zimmerman
2002 - Ron Silver
2001 - Helen Flynn
2000 - Stan Phillips
1999 - Doreen O'Brien
1998 - Vera Peever
1997 - Jack Nelson
1996 - Gloria Lazzarin
1995 - John Pritchard
1994 - Betty Motherwell
1993 - John McKelvie
1992 - Mel Dunleavy
1991 - Susan Maile
1990 - Helen Kuhn
1989 - Grace Steele
1988 - June Wall
1987 - Ruth Scoullar
1986 - Frank Hennessey
1985 - Joan Huxley
1984 - Cathy Walsh
1983 - Marie Weldon
1982 - Margot Rose
1981 - Mac Grady
1980 - Gary Landers

Lifetime Achievement Awards

2016 - Keith Watkin
2015 - Bob Graham [Posthumous]
2013 - Francine Gaetz [Posthumous]
2012 - Ron Paull
2011 - Peter Couldwell
2010 - Janice Butler
- Cathy Heinzelman
- Bev Pontius
2009 - Mary Glassford

Silent Hero Awards

2016 - Doug Greenwood
2015 - Forbes Campbell
Quesnel Soup Kitchen
– Seventh Day Adventist Church
2014 - Dave Sutton
The Kopetski Family
2013 - Marjorie Hessels
Norma Malic
2012 - Jean Gelinas
Jean Muir
Gene Pascuzzo

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