Letter: Nominate volunteeers for Langley’s annual awards

Dear Editor

One of the reasons I’m so proud to be a resident of Langley Township is because it means I’m a member of an incredible community filled with hard working volunteers who volunteer solely because of their love of people, of helping and of Langley.

We are seeking nominations for outstanding volunteers who currently live in the Township and volunteer in our community to make it the incredible place it is. There are so many volunteers and yet so few of them are recognized.

I think we all know someone who is at every event we attend, either flipping burgers, mopping floors, setting up tables, driving people to appointments, coaching kids, organizing soccer, hockey, baseball, or the other many sports taking place in the Township, caring for or assisting our seniors, planting gardens, selling raffles tickets, organizing fundraisers, mentoring kids, assisting in special events, putting up posters, being a member of a service organization to mention a few of the ways volunteers help by doing anything they can to contribute to our community.

These are the people we want to honuor and we need your help to do it. We need you to nominate that special individual that you know for the Flowerdew Award or that team of two that is always working together for the Arnason Award.

The Flowerdew Volunteer Award, is given in recognition of a volunteer’s contribution to the promotion of an active living lifestyle which enhances residents’ quality of life through creative, cultural, physical, or social pursuits and enhances Langley’s community spirit.

The Arnason Award is given to a couple for outstanding volunteerism in the Township of Langley. The award recognizes two people connected by family or friendship who volunteer together to make Langley a better place. We know incredible people live in ourTownship from South Langley to North Langley from Willowbrook to Walnut Grove, from Glen Valley to Aldergrove and From Fort Langley to Murrayville and all the little communities in between, and we are asking you to nominate them so we can recognize them for their wonderful efforts.

Winners of these two awards will receive a cheque of $750 for the charity of their choice. Detailed criteria, and more information is available on the Township of Langley’s website at tol.ca/awards or you can contact Sarah Morris, Township of Langley special events coordinator, at smorris@tol.ca or 604-533-6148.

We also encourage your secondary school to put forward the name of a student for the Pete Swensson Award given to a Langley student in Grade 11 or 12 in recognition of their athletic achievements, scholastic effort, community involvement, and personal qualities. The winning student receives a$750 scholarship to further their education. All accepted nominees will be honored at a special awards ceremony on April 7. Nomination deadline is Friday, Feb. 12.

Kari Medos, Township of Langley Recreation Culture and Parks Advisory Committee member/Langley Awards Task Force member

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