Nominations sought for top citizen

Nominations are now being taken for Armstrong-Spallumcheen’s Citizen of the Year.

Nominations are now being taken for Armstrong-Spallumcheen’s Citizen of the Year.

The nominee should be a person who gives more than they take; who is always willing to help; who goes out of their way to make a positive contribution to the life of the local community.

Or perhaps it’s a person who faces life’s challenges in a positive or inspirational way with no complaints and without recognition.

This community award was introduced in 1975 by the Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce to recognize selfless service to the community.

Past winners have earned the Citizen of the Year title for a variety of reasons ranging from their lifetime devotion to a local organization to their contribution to a number of causes.

Former Armstrong librarian Ruth Bosomworth, who turned 100 in Armstrong’s centennial year, and longtime Highland Park Elementary teacher Rea Smith were the 2013 co-winners winners of the Armstrong Spallumcheen Citizen of the Year.

The 2014 Citizen of the Year will attend the Citizen of the Year tea, hosted by the Armstrong Spallumcheen Museum and Art Gallery June 17, before being officially recognized by the community at Canada Day July 1 in Memorial Park.

The closing date for nominations for the 2014 Citizen of the Year has been extended to  Wednesday.

A panel of judges will select a winner based on information provided on the nomination form, not based on the number of votes.

Complete a nomination form available online  at www.aschamber.com, on Facebook  or in person at the Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce.

Ballots are also available at Valley First Credit Union, VantageOne Credit Union and Okanagan Library – Armstrong Branch.

Return by Wednesday in person, by fax, e-mail or regular mail.