QCGN seeks candidates for 2011 Goldbloom Awards

MONTREAL, June 17, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - The Quebec Community Groups Network is once again seeking individuals who have made significant contributions to the vitality of the English-speaking community of Quebec for the 2011 edition of the QCGN Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Award.

"Candidates for the QCGN's distinguished community service award should have demonstrated leadership and commitment as a volunteer or as a professional in their chosen field of endeavour," noted QCGN President Linda Leith, during the official launch of the award at the QCGN Members Convention in Montreal on June 17. 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.

Launched during the kick off of the QCGN's 15th anniversary celebrations in 2009, the award was instituted to honour individuals like Mrs. Sheila and Dr. Victor Goldbloom who have gone above and beyond in contributing to the vitality and understanding of our community. Mrs. Goldbloom, who was on hand for the award launch, encouraged individuals and organizations to celebrate community leadership by bringing forward worthy candidates.

To read the full version of this press release, go to http://www.qcgn.ca/news/

The Quebec Community Groups Network (www.qcgn.ca) is a not-for-profit organization bringing together 36 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.


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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