2017 is a very special year for our province as we commemorate 150 years since Confederation. Much like Ontario’s and Canada’s 100th birthday, 2017 is an important opportunity to reflect on our past, present and future.
In the past 150 years Canada has grown to become one of the most welcoming, friendly and peaceful nations in the world, of which Ontario is part. This would not have been possible without our nation's most important asset - our people. That’s why in a year focused on celebrating our province and country, I want to honour 150 local residents who embody the qualities and values that make Ottawa, Ontario and Canada great.
I am very pleased to announce the #Orléans150 Award. We will be recognizing 50 women, 50 men and 50 youth (ages 12-25) who have dedicated their time and talent in the service of our community of Ottawa-Orléans. And we need your help to find them. We want to celebrate people who have contributed to:
• Celebrating diversity/inclusion
• Building community/capacity
• Protecting the heritage of Ottawa-Orléans
• Protecting the environment
• Promoting a healthy community
What better way to observe the 150th anniversary of Confederation than to celebrate the community builders whose contributions have made our national capital a place we are all proud to call home.
To be eligible, nominees need not live in Ottawa-Orléans, but their work must have had a direct impact on our community.
I encourage you to talk to your family, friends and neighbours and complete the nomination form to nominate anyone who makes our community a better place to live, work and play. You can complete the form online at www.mariefrancelalonde.onmpp.ca, or get a copy via email by writing me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or drop by our constituency office at 206-250 Centrum Boulevard, Orléans, ON K1E 3J1. Submissions must include two reference letters from members of the community. The application deadline is September 8, 2017.
The award recipients will be recognized at a special ceremony towards the end of the sesquicentennial year. We will be joined by a special guest to celebrate our community builders along with their family and friends.
Help me recognize the people who work so hard to make our community the vibrant and welcoming place we call home. Please feel free to nominate deserving candidates and share this message with your networks.
Attachments:Nomination Form English
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