September 25, 2018 – The Thunder Bay Crime Prevention Council is calling for nominations for the Eighth Annual Mayor’s Community Safety Awards, which recognize Thunder Bay residents and groups who are working to make our city safer.

Nominations officially open today, and the deadline for submissions is Oct. 5 at 4:30 pm.

The awards will be presented during a special ceremony that will take place during the Nov. 5 meeting of Thunder Bay City Council.

“Each year, when the nominations for the Mayor‘s Community Safety Awards start coming in, we are inspired by the commitment and dedication of our community members and organizations that work to make our city a better place, and safer for everyone,” Mayor Keith Hobbs. “The people who call Thunder Bay home, and the work they do to make their city a better place for everyone, are nothing short of amazing. I am proud to share Thunder Bay with them, and I look forward to learning more about their projects.”

The 2018 awards fall into three categories:

Community Hero Award – For an outstanding individual effort that contributes to a safer community. Sponsor: Apex Investigation & Security

Young Leader Award – For outstanding contributions by a youth who demonstrates and encourages active participation in community safety. The youth is a leader in a project in their community. Sponsor: Generator

Outstanding Community Project Award – For outstanding results in community safety or crime prevention through partnership and collaboration. Up to four projects may be awarded. Sponsors:  Thunder Bay Police Services and Crime Prevention Council, Union Gas, Mac’s Convenience Stores, Matawa First Nation.

“We are proud to once again present these awards,” said Jeff Upton, Chair of the Crime Prevention Council. “It is important for us to recognize those who are making a difference in our community. First of all, they deserve that recognition, and second, showcasing their work inspires others to make a difference too.”

“Crime prevention is truly a community endeavour,” Upton said. “We are seeing results from these individuals and groups tireless efforts, and these awards celebrate those who are making a difference in our city.”

Award recipients will receive an official certificate recognizing their award-winning work. They will also be the subject of a short video documenting their achievements and will be acknowledged in the MyTBay Citizen Newsletter, on the City website, and in the 2018 Mayor’s Community Safety Awards souvenir program.

For more information and nomination forms, visit:


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