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Cochrane Community Awards 2017 now accepting nominations

Cochrane, AB – Nominations are now open for the 2017 Cochrane Community Awards.  Cochrane Community Awards is an annual program that recognizes outstanding local citizens, community leaders, schools, businesses and organizations who make Cochrane a great place to live.

The awards celebrate and recognize outstanding achievements and contributions in our community. There are a total of 13 award categories to choose from, including the prestigious Order of Cochrane, presented by Cochrane’s mayor and council. Nominees in all categories are recognized at the awards ceremony.  The deadline to submit nominations is:  Sunday, April 9.

It’s now easier than ever to nominate by using the online nomination form. The option to nominate by completing and submitting a paper application form is still available.  To nominate and for more information, visit: www.ccawards.ca 

The Cochrane Community Awards program is overseen by a committee of local representatives including: educators, seniors, businesses, sustainability champions, as well as the Cochrane and District Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Cochrane. The program is funded through sponsorship from local businesses and groups who recognize the value in activities that encourage making Cochrane a vibrant place to live.

Awards will be presented Sunday May 28, 2017 at the Cochrane RancheHouse.   Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please visit www.ccawards.ca for details.

 

About CCA - The Cochrane Community Awards program is overseen by a committee of local representatives including: educators, seniors, businesses, sustainability champions, as well as the Cochrane and District Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Cochrane. The program is funded through sponsorship from local businesses and groups who recognize the value in activities that encourage making Cochrane a vibrant place to live.

Selection Process:  The names of award candidates are submitted in writing to the selection committee by members of the community by completing a nomination form outlining why the candidate is worthy of recognition. All nominees are presented with a nomination certificate.  Final recipients are determined by a selection committee, which in 2016 was made up of the 11 member community-based organizing committee and four volunteers who are final award recipients from previous years. The 2016 volunteer selection panel included:   Jack Tennant, Judy Stewart, Bruce Kay, and Brendan Trinka.