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Call for Community Safety & Crime Prevention Award Nominations


September 22, 2011 – The City of Thunder Bay is calling for nominations for the inaugural Mayor’s Community Safety & Crime Prevention Awards, presented by TBayTel and the Thunder Bay Crime Prevention Council, taking place on November 7.

The City of Thunder Bay has made community safety and crime prevention top priorities to enhance the quality of life for all residents. Several other Ontario cities hold Community Safety Awards and Mayor Keith Hobbs and the Crime Prevention Council thought they were a good fit for the City of Thunder Bay.

“The awards are a way to promote the attitude and belief that crime prevention is each citizen’s responsibility and to celebrate our success stories,” said Mayor Hobbs. “There are many good things happening in Thunder Bay right now so I’m looking forward to seeing lots of nominations.”

2011 Award Categories:

Community Hero Award – For an outstanding individual effort that contributes to a safer community. Sponsor: Simpson Street Business Improvement Area.

Business Award – For the contribution of a business to community safety through partnering with a local group or organization. Sponsor: Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund.

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. Sponsor: Shout Media.

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. Sponsor: Métis Nation of Ontario.

Youth Leadership Award – For outstanding contributions by a child or youth who demonstrates and encourages active participation in community safety or crime prevention. The young person is a positive leader in a project within their school or community. Sponsor: Union Gas.

Enforcement Professional Award – For outstanding contribution by an Enforcement Professional toward community safety or crime prevention. Sponsor: Apex Investigation & Security.

Outstanding Community Project Award – For outstanding results in community safety or crime prevention through partnership and collaboration. Up to three projects may be awarded. Sponsors: Wasaya Airways LP, Thunder Bay Police Services Board and the City of Thunder Bay. A prize of $1,000 will be awarded to each organization recognized to be used for community safety initiatives.

Nominations will be accepted until 4:30 pm on Thursday, October 13, 2011. Awards will be presented in Council Chambers at City Hall on Nov. 7, 2011, during Ontario’s Crime Prevention Week.

Award recipients will receive a certificate and recognition for their achievement at the Awards ceremony, in a short video documenting their achievements, and acknowledgement in the MyTBay Citizen Newsletter, City website and Awards Souvenir Program.

For more information and nomination forms, visit www.thunderbay.ca/crimeprevention.

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Contact: Sheelagh Hendrick – Acting Crime Prevention Council Coordinator, 625-2554