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7th Annual Citizen of the Year Award Nominees!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Nominations for the 2017 Citizen of the Year, along with their contribution made to our community this past year are as follows:

 

Evelyn Bramble

·       I find it a challenge to choose one volunteer to nominate as Citizen of the Year because each and every volunteer is valued member of the community.  After much thought, I would like to nominate Evelyn Bramble this year.  Why Evelyn?  Why this year?  One example: Who else returned from a trip quite late in the day on Saturday, yet attended that evening’s event to show support for the 2017 Culture Days?  Who else the next morning (before church) prepared fresh dessert ready for the Fall Supper, and worked a volunteer shift at the Sunday afternoon performance?  She then did research the next morning in order to include all eight events of the 3 day celebration for publication in the two local papers (that’s dedication!).  Who else will never say she is “too busy”?  Who else consistently remains positive?  Her contributions to our community may go unnoticed by some (some may find it annoying at times to be “interrogated” regarding meetings or events) yet, the result is an informative, up-to-date, fact-filled news column or write up that appears in the Davidson Leader and The Outlook.  Her coverage and dedication to detail – of residents and their families, and her ability to sneak in free advertising as she promotes upcoming events keeps people informed.  Our “roving reporter’s” conscientious efforts keep Elbow News one of the best in the local papers.  By doing her part – she makes the rest of us look good!  She’s a stickler for details.  She keeps us on our toes, and on task, and our Village benefits!  She consistently goes above and beyond to showcase our Village to others as the vibrant, thriving, beautiful place it is.

Grace McTavish

·       When I think about the major events in Elbow “Homecoming”, “Chautauqua”, “Saving the Elevator”, “Let them be kids”, “Joe Fafard Tower”, managing and rebuilding condo (costing some 5 ½ million) huge addition to the Village of Elbow bringing 4-5,000 people to this community, this lady comes to mind.  She not only has great organizational skills, problem-solver, good financial sense (as evident in Harbor Condo) she has excellent interpersonal skills.  In the last year alone she has been involved in “Culture Days”, “Canada’s 150”, “SaskTrail”.  One can’t forget her contribution behind getting sail boat signs, postcard boards in the rink, memory stones, and she was recipient of lifetime achievement award from Tourism Sask.  Greatest accomplishment of this last year is working with Lake Diefenbaker Tourism. A most deserving recipient which is long overdue.

Joe Parent

·       Joe’s dedication to the Village park and all his time and work on the Urban Orchard and the entrance garden at the Cemetery.

 

Voting will take place at the Village Office during office hours, or by email (elbow2@sasktel.net) from Wednesday, October 18th to Wednesday, October 25th.  Voting will also take place at the Ratepayer’s meeting on Wednesday, October 25th starting at 6:30 p.m. (Ratepayers Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.).

The winner will be announced at the Ratepayer’s Meeting.  The ‘Citizen of the Year’ will have their name placed on the plaque in the Village Office, and will receive a framed aerial photo of the Village.

Rules:

  • Nominations can only be for individual people – no joint nominations
  • Nominations can be made by Village of Elbow residents or ratepayers only
  • Each resident or ratepayer of the Village of Elbow may vote
  • Voting will take place during regular office hours from Wednesday, October 18th until Wednesday, October 25th and at the Ratepayer’s Meeting that evening.
  • Email votes will be accepted if received by 5 p.m., October 25th (elbow2@sasktel.net).  You must include your name and the name of the person you are voting for

The 2017 Citizen of the Year will be announced and awardedat the October 25, 2017 Ratepayer’s Meeting.

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