City looking for anti-crime heroes
It’s all about recognizing community heroes.
The City of Thunder Bay is calling for nominations for the second annual Mayor’s Community Safety & Crime Prevention Awards.
“The awards provide an opportunity to celebrate our success stories and demonstrate the Crime Prevention Council’s impact on influencing attitudes and raising awareness about how we can make a difference to improve community safety and address the root causes of crime,” Mayor Keith Hobbs said Thursday.
“I’m expecting to see a lot of nominations as we build upon last year’s achievements.”
Presented by TBayTel and the Thunder Bay Crime Prevention Council, the awards will be presented on Nov. 5 at City Hall.
The award ceremony last November recognized the work of nine groups and individuals who made a difference in the community through programs and services that promoted community safety and crime prevention.
The 2012 categories include: Community Hero Award, for an outstanding individual effort that contributes to a safer community; Business Award, for the contribution of a business to community safety through partnering with a local group or organization; Media Award, for outstanding contribution by an individual in media relations or a media group who has raised public awareness/understanding of community safety and crime prevention issues; Education Award, for outstanding contributions by an individual in the field of education for raising awareness of, or leading a project toward, improved community safety or crime prevention; Youth Leadership Award, for outstanding contributions by a child or youth who demonstrates and encourages active participation in community safety or crime prevention; Enforcement Professional Award, for outstanding contribution by an enforcement professional toward community safety or crime prevention; Outstanding Community Project Award, for outstanding results in community safety or crime prevention through partnership and collaboration.
A prize of $1,000 will be awarded to each organization recognized to be used for community safety initiatives.
Nominations are being accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 4.
Award recipients will receive a certificate and recognition for their achievement at the awards ceremony, a short video documenting their achievements, and acknowledgment in the MyTBay Citizen Newsletter, city website and awards souvenir program.
For more information and nomination forms, visit the website: www.thunderbay.ca/crimeprevention.