July 15, 2024

Now’s The Time

Nominate someone who has made a difference

The Town of Cobourg’s Civic Awards Committee is now calling for nominations for the 21st Annual Civic Awards, recognizing local residents who have helped benefit the community through outstanding volunteerism and community involvement.

Residents are encouraged to nominate a deserving individual to be recognized for their volunteerism within the community. The nomination form and awards category information can be found at

There are 11 Major Award categories to choose from, with a new Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility Award (IDEA) award category. The IDEA award will be presented to an individual or group who has made a positive impact in the community through their volunteerism efforts.

The Distinguished Awards differ from the Major Awards as they recognize specific contributions made during the past year and may be awarded to individuals and groups in seven different categories.

This year, the Civic Awards will honour the successful recipients on Wednesday, October 18, 2023, in the Concert Hall at Victoria Hall at 7 p.m., which coincides with Local Government Week.

“There are so many hard-working volunteers who generously contribute their talents and time to help make Cobourg the wonderful community it is,” said Mayor Lucas Cleveland. “We look forward to honouring individuals at the Civic Awards, and I encourage you to consider nominating someone you feel is deserving of this recognition.”

How to Nominate Someone:

1. Review the award categories and select the most appropriate category.
2. Complete the online nomination form.
3. Include all required information and supporting documentation,if applicable.
4. Submit thenomination form and any supporting documentation by Friday, August 25, 2023.

The Civic Awards Committee would like to thank the generous support of local sponsors, including Frank Bouwmans Cabinet Makers Inc., Lakefront Utilities, Northumberland News, RBC Wealth Management – Lynn Hardy, Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 133, the Lions Club of Cobourg and the Rotary Club of Cobourg.


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