MONTREAL, April 16, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) is seeking nominations for its fifth 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 during the 15th anniversary of the QCGN 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," said Lamoureux, explaining the awards will be judged by a panel of outstanding Quebecers that will include past winners and past judges. The jury will consider a number of factors including the impact of the nominee's contributions as well as the breadth and impact of their work.
This year the QCGN will mark the fifth anniversary with a special ceremony that will include a performance by the comedic duo of Bowser and Blue who will entertain us with their original brand of satiric humour. The evening will be emceed by Richard Dagenais and Camille Ross, co-anchors of Global Montreal Morning News, will take place at Montreal's St. James Club on Thursday, October 17.
The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, 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. Its mission is to identify, explore and address strategic issues affecting the development and vitality of English-speaking Quebec and to encourage dialogue and collaboration among its member organizations, individuals, community groups, institutions and leaders.
SOURCE: QUEBEC COMMUNITY GROUPS NETWORK (QCGN)
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