It’s that time of year when the City solicits nominations for its Certificate of Merit awards. Through the awards the City recognizes citizens from Williams Lake or the fringe areas of the city that have accomplished achievements that have brought national or international fame to the City during 2011.
Examples of recipients of the award in the past include NHL goalie Carey Price, Jason Wright and members of Shogun Martial Arts Academy.
Price was honoured in 2007 after he competed at the 2007 World Under 20 Junior Hockey Championships and was awarded Most Valuable Player, All-Star Team Goaltender, and International Ice Hockey Federation Best Player Award for Goaltender.
Wright was recognized for bravery after saving the life of five-year-old Riley Timmerman from drowning in Chimney Lake on June 28, 2008.
The martial artists were lauded for obtaining gold, silver, and participation medals in the World Karate and Kickboxing Nationals.
To nominate an individual, citizens are asked to provide the nominee’s name and a short resume of his or her contribution for council to consider, and drop nominations off at City Hall by Dec. 30. For more information on the process, contact Cindy Bouchard, manager of legislative services, at 250-392-1773 or firstname.lastname@example.org.