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Junior Citizen of the Year Award recognizes the best in our province

Have you noticed more seniors are using the Internet? You could thank the Cyber-Seniors Program, which was launched over a year ago by midtown’s Kascha Cassaday — one of last year’s nominees of the Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year Awards.

Now, it’s time to nominate candidates for the 2011 version.

From now up until Nov. 30, Ontarians are being asked to nominate youth from ages 6 to 17 who have made a difference in their communities for the award.

Maybe the boy who lives around the corner helps local seniors by organizing a group of his friends to volunteer to shovel snow, or perhaps the girl next door raised thousands of dollars to build a school halfway across the world. You make the call.

The Ontario Community Newspapers Association, who coordinates the award, and its members, including the Town Crier, believes that as the leaders of tomorrow, youth deserve recognition and encouragement in continuing to make a difference in their community and beyond.

As many as 12 will be chosen to be the final recipients for the 2011 edition of the Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year Award. The winners will be recognized in spring of 2012 at a special ceremony.

The Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year Awards Program is made possible each year by its sponsors, TD Canada, Direct Energy and the Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.

The award has been coordinated since 1981 by the Ontario Community Newspapers Association, which founded in 1950, represents over 300 community newspapers throughout Ontario.

Nomination forms and more information are available online at www.ocna.org, or by calling the association office at 905-639-8720 ext. 239.


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By: Shawn Star
Posted: Nov 3 2011 1:06 pm
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Edition: Toronto
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