Good Citizen nominations sought

Call goes out to honour someone with JCI Vernon’s annual award

JCI Vernon honoured Marie Morris with the 2016 Good Citizen honour. (Morning Star file photo)

The Junior Chamber International (JCI) Vernon Good Citizen Committee is now accepting nominations for Vernon’s 2017 Good Citizen of the Year.

This award is given annually to celebrate and recognize an individual’s efforts in, and contributions to, the community.

Nominations can be emailed to or dropped off at Okanagan Restoration Services Ltd. (6236 Pleasant Valley Road).

“The committee is asking that all nominations include a letter describing why the person you’re nominating should receive this award, as well as the nominator’s contact information,” said Sarah Moorhouse with JCI Vernon.

“If you’ve nominated someone in the past who hasn’t been a recipient yet, we encourage you to nominate them again.”

Nomination deadline is Jan. 5, 2018.

The recipient will be “surprised” with the award during the week of Jan. 15-19. The nominator will be contacted about this in advance.

JCI Vernon will proudly escort the recipient in the Winter Carnival – Carnival in Wonderland Parade on Saturday, Feb. 3. The award will be officially given out at the Winter Break-Out on Wednesday, Feb. 7.

For more information about the award please call Moorhouse or Cera Brown at 250-542-3470 or e-mail

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