From left are Cornwall Senior Citizens Club vice-president Constance Dean, past president Rose Zukowski and president Marguerite White.
CORNWALL, Ontario - With the plans for Cornwall's Canada Day festivities well underway, the local Canada Day Committee has opened nominations for the Annual Senior Citizen of the Year Award.
For over four decades, a hardworking senior has been chosen and presented with the honour at the bandshell in Lamoureux Park as part of the July 1 festivities.
"We've made it a tradition to honour a well deserved senior in our community who has dedicated their time and service to make Cornwall a better place," said Cornwall Canada Day Chair and local MP Guy Lauzon. "The recipients have dedicated so much time to improving our quality of life, so it's nice to take some time to recognize their contributions in front of the estimated 25,000 attendees just before the fireworks."
The Canada Day Committee is currently seeking nominations to be submitted in the form of a brief summary of the nominee's accomplishments and reasons for why the nominee should be selected.
Nominees must be at least 60 years of age and be a resident of Cornwall.
Submissions are due June 13 at noon and can be dropped off at Guy Lauzon's Constituency Office at 621 Pitt Street or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.