There's one in every crowd

News Oct 02, 2009 Ancaster News

Summer is over and the hustle and bustle of the fall season is now upon us. Drive by any schoolyard or playing field, and you will invariably see kids of all ages having fun and making the most of opportunities to be outdoors and with friends.

Sometimes, it is easy to pick out the leaders in each group of kids; other times, we have to look a little harder to see those leaders and also to see the latent leadership potential and talent of these kids.

Unselfishly, many of the youth of this generation are already giving of their time and energy to make our community a great place to live and work. These young people intuitively understand what the word "community" really means and give of themselves by volunteering with different local groups and clubs, at school, at churches and longterm care facilities, with sports -and more.

Hamilton Community News strongly supports the Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year Awards here in our community so we can provide recognition for such outstanding young people who are, and will continue to be, fine examples of leaders in our community.

The awards program is co-ordinated by the Ontario Community Newspapers Association (OCNA), of which we are a member, and sponsored by TD Canada Trust and Direct Energy.

Any Ontario resident aged six to 17 is eligible to receive an Ontario junior Citizen of the Year Award.

Please help us by nominating an individual in one of four areas:

• A person involved in worthwhile community service.

• A special young person contributing to their community while living with a physical or psychological limitation.

• An individual who has performed an act of heroism in the past year.

• Good kids who show a commitment to making life better for others and do more than is normally expected of someone their age.

Each nominee will receive a certificate of recognition. Up to 12 of the nominees will be chosen and the final recipients of the provincial award and will be invited to a special ceremony in Toronto in Spring, 2010.

Nominate an outstanding local young person today, and Hamilton Community News will present them with a certificate of recognition and showcase their contributions in an article in this paper. Help us pay tribute to our leaders of today -and tomorrow. Nomination deadline for the 2009 Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year Awards is November 30. Nomination forms are available online at www.ocna.org or by calling OCNA at 905-639-8720 ext. 243.

There's one in every crowd

News Oct 02, 2009 Ancaster News

Summer is over and the hustle and bustle of the fall season is now upon us. Drive by any schoolyard or playing field, and you will invariably see kids of all ages having fun and making the most of opportunities to be outdoors and with friends.

Sometimes, it is easy to pick out the leaders in each group of kids; other times, we have to look a little harder to see those leaders and also to see the latent leadership potential and talent of these kids.

Unselfishly, many of the youth of this generation are already giving of their time and energy to make our community a great place to live and work. These young people intuitively understand what the word "community" really means and give of themselves by volunteering with different local groups and clubs, at school, at churches and longterm care facilities, with sports -and more.

Hamilton Community News strongly supports the Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year Awards here in our community so we can provide recognition for such outstanding young people who are, and will continue to be, fine examples of leaders in our community.

The awards program is co-ordinated by the Ontario Community Newspapers Association (OCNA), of which we are a member, and sponsored by TD Canada Trust and Direct Energy.

Any Ontario resident aged six to 17 is eligible to receive an Ontario junior Citizen of the Year Award.

Please help us by nominating an individual in one of four areas:

• A person involved in worthwhile community service.

• A special young person contributing to their community while living with a physical or psychological limitation.

• An individual who has performed an act of heroism in the past year.

• Good kids who show a commitment to making life better for others and do more than is normally expected of someone their age.

Each nominee will receive a certificate of recognition. Up to 12 of the nominees will be chosen and the final recipients of the provincial award and will be invited to a special ceremony in Toronto in Spring, 2010.

Nominate an outstanding local young person today, and Hamilton Community News will present them with a certificate of recognition and showcase their contributions in an article in this paper. Help us pay tribute to our leaders of today -and tomorrow. Nomination deadline for the 2009 Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year Awards is November 30. Nomination forms are available online at www.ocna.org or by calling OCNA at 905-639-8720 ext. 243.

There's one in every crowd

News Oct 02, 2009 Ancaster News

Summer is over and the hustle and bustle of the fall season is now upon us. Drive by any schoolyard or playing field, and you will invariably see kids of all ages having fun and making the most of opportunities to be outdoors and with friends.

Sometimes, it is easy to pick out the leaders in each group of kids; other times, we have to look a little harder to see those leaders and also to see the latent leadership potential and talent of these kids.

Unselfishly, many of the youth of this generation are already giving of their time and energy to make our community a great place to live and work. These young people intuitively understand what the word "community" really means and give of themselves by volunteering with different local groups and clubs, at school, at churches and longterm care facilities, with sports -and more.

Hamilton Community News strongly supports the Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year Awards here in our community so we can provide recognition for such outstanding young people who are, and will continue to be, fine examples of leaders in our community.

The awards program is co-ordinated by the Ontario Community Newspapers Association (OCNA), of which we are a member, and sponsored by TD Canada Trust and Direct Energy.

Any Ontario resident aged six to 17 is eligible to receive an Ontario junior Citizen of the Year Award.

Please help us by nominating an individual in one of four areas:

• A person involved in worthwhile community service.

• A special young person contributing to their community while living with a physical or psychological limitation.

• An individual who has performed an act of heroism in the past year.

• Good kids who show a commitment to making life better for others and do more than is normally expected of someone their age.

Each nominee will receive a certificate of recognition. Up to 12 of the nominees will be chosen and the final recipients of the provincial award and will be invited to a special ceremony in Toronto in Spring, 2010.

Nominate an outstanding local young person today, and Hamilton Community News will present them with a certificate of recognition and showcase their contributions in an article in this paper. Help us pay tribute to our leaders of today -and tomorrow. Nomination deadline for the 2009 Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year Awards is November 30. Nomination forms are available online at www.ocna.org or by calling OCNA at 905-639-8720 ext. 243.