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Has your son raised funds for a worthy cause? Has your daughter helped build awareness for child poverty?

Has your young neighbour volunteered to take out the garbage and shovel the driveway for an elderly couple?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you should nominate them today to be recognized with an Ontario Junior Citizen Award.

There are outstanding youths across the province, including here in Rainy River District, who are making a difference in many ways—and they deserve to be commended for their hard work and achievements.

Who is eligible? Any Ontario resident between age six-17 in one of five areas:

  • A person involved in worthwhile community service
  • A special young person contributing to their community while living with a physical or psychological limitation
  • An individual who has performed an act of heroism in the past year
  • Excellence in achievement, such as the arts or athletics
  • Good kids who show a commitment to make life better for others and do more than is normally expected of someone their age

Up to 12 nominees will be chosen as the final recipients of the provincial award, and will be invited to a special ceremony in Toronto in the spring.

The nomination deadline is Nov. 30, with nomination forms available at the Fort Frances Times' office or online at www.ocna.org/juniorcitizen

Help us celebrate what makes our district communities great.

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