For Immediate Release
February 1, 2023
Nominations are now Open!
We are pleased to announce that nominations for the 18th Annual Spirit of Oliver Awards are now open, and will be until noon on March 17th, 2023. For the past 18 years, Oliver has recognized individuals and groups with awards to applaud the outstanding volunteer contributions to the community.
There are five categories for nominations:
Individual Youth - This award recognizes an individual between the ages of 12 - 18 years old who has demonstrated a commitment to our community through extraordinary volunteer contributions.
Individual Adult or Couple – This award recognizes an individual or couple 18 years of age or older who has demonstrated a commitment to our community through extraordinary volunteer contributions.
Community Group – This award recognizes a community group or organization that demonstrates outstanding volunteer contributions to the community.
Community Roots – This award honours individuals or groups that have resided in greater Oliver including Osoyoos Indian Band lands who characterise the definition of heritage: “that which we have inherited, value, believe in, and wish to keep”. This individual is known for their dedication and support of the development of the framework of greater Oliver either towards the preservation of Oliver’s natural environment, historical architecture and cultural heritage through conservation projects, education, awareness, or advocacy.
Community Builder (Oliver Parks & Recreation Society Award) - This award recognizes an individual or group that through voluntary activities promotes growth and development of individuals or public spaces, and has left a legacy that improves our community and enhances the quality of life of individuals of greater Oliver.
Volunteers are the heart of a small town. If you know of an individual or couple, group, or youth that deserves recognition, nominate them for a Spirit of Oliver Award today!
Full details and nomination forms can be found on the Town of Oliver website. We encourage you to submit your nominations early.
Town of Oliver
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