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Know an awesome volunteer? Here's how you can recognize their efforts

Nominations are open for one of the town's top honours for local volunteers.
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Collingwood has opened nominations for the annual Order of Collingwood awards, given out to recognize the community’s most exemplary volunteers and dedicated builders.

The Order of Collingwood was established in the early 1980s as a way to recognize the achievements of local volunteers who have improved the social, well-being, natural or cultural environment, or recreational character for residents and the town.

According to the town website, an Order of Collingwood recipient must volunteer in the town and their work must have been to the primary benefit of the Collingwood community. Nominees do not need to be a resident so long as their volunteer work is local, or the benefits of their work are primarily local.

Volunteer contributions of a nominee must have been made on a continuous basis over at least two years. Youth volunteerism is excepted from this rule.

An order recipient may not be a member of the current council and awards can be awarded posthumously.

The town also has a Companion of the Order, which is given to a former Order of Collingwood recipient, who have continued to make volunteer efforts to the benefit of the community for at least five years.

Nominations can be submitted to the town now through Friday, Nov. 2 at 4:30 p.m. They can be submitted by mail or email.

Click here to download the nomination package.

For a list of volunteers who have previously been awarded the Order of Collingwood, click here.

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