Friday, March 21, 2014

Federal Politics

Volunteerism Recognized 

PMO calls for devoted community members

Released by Robert Pearsall, PA for MP Mark Strahl/Voice file photo

 

P for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, Mark Strahl is encouraging the community to nominate for a Prime Minister's Volunteer Award individuals, businesses, and not-for-profit organizations that make exceptional voluntary contributions.

 

"Volunteers make an enormous difference in the lives of people in our community every day. The Prime Minister's Volunteer Awards are a way of recognizing the outstanding volunteers among us," said Strahl.

The Prime Minister's Volunteer Awards consist of 17 awards in total: 15 regional awards - 3 awards for each of the 5 regions across Canada (Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, the Prairies, British Columbia and the North), and 2 national awards.

Recipients are recognized at an award ceremony and chose an eligible not-for-profit organization to receive a grant for $5,000 (regional award) or $10,000 (national award).

The call for nominations is open between February 28, 2014 and May 9, 2014.

 

For more information and to submit a nomination, please visit: www.pm.gc.ca/PMVA

 

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