QCGN is looking for a few good men and women

MONTREAL, May 13, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) is seeking nominations for its sixth annual Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Award which celebrates individuals who have made outstanding contributions to Quebec's English-speaking community.

"Candidates for our distinguished community service award should have demonstrated leadership and commitment as a volunteer or as a professional in their chosen field of endeavour," explained QCGN President Dan Lamoureux, noting that contributions can be in any and all regions of Quebec and in any field from business to academia; from youth to seniors; from health and social services to arts and culture; and any other area such as heritage, the environment and sports.

The Goldbloom Award was instituted in 2009 to honour individuals who, like Dr. and Mrs. Goldbloom, have gone above and beyond in contributing to the vitality and understanding of our community and to building bridges of understanding between Quebecers of different backgrounds. The awards which will be judged by a panel of past winners and past judges who will consider a number of factors including the impact of the nominee's contributions as well as the breadth and impact of their work. 

The 2014 Goldbloom Awards will be presented at a ceremony to be held at Montreal's Club Saint-James on October 23. The evening will be emceed by CTV Montreal's Mutsumi Takahashi and entertainment will be provided by comedian, musician, and award-winning playwright Lorne Elliott. Full details of the ceremony will be released with the names of the winners in early September.

The deadline for nominations is Thursday, July 31. More details on the award on how to nominate someone can be found on the QCGN website at www.qcgn.ca/nominate-a-candidate.  

The Quebec Community Groups Network (www.qcgn.ca) is a not-for-profit organization bringing together 41 English-language community organizations across Quebec. As a centre of evidence-based expertise and collective action, it identifies, explores and addresses strategic issues affecting the development and vitality of the English-speaking community of Quebec and encourages dialogue and collaboration among its member organizations, individuals, community groups, institutions and leaders. 

SOURCE: Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN)

For further information: Rita Legault, Director of Communications | rita.legault@qcgn.ca, Telephone: 514-868-9044, ext. 223 | Cellular: 514-912-6555


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