Nominations sought for Sackville's 2017 volunteer recognition ceremony

Nominees will be treated to a rooftop dinner in June

Published on April 11, 2017

Honoured during last year’s Town of Sackville Volunteer Awards were, left to right: Beth Briscoe, Al Smith, Florence Hicks, Wallie Sears, Janice Estabrooks and Wayne Hicks.

SACKVILLE, N.B – Do you know someone who spends their free time giving back to the community?

You can now nominate them for recognition in an upcoming ceremony on the roof of Town Hall.

I find most people in Sackville want to give back in some way.

Matt Pryde

Matt Pryde, manager of recreation programs and special events for the town, says Sackville’s sense of community inspired him to come up with the volunteer recognition ceremony.

“I find most people in Sackville want to give back in some way,” he says.  “It’s super welcoming and really easy to meet people.”

One of the award categories includes citizens who have been contributing to the community for 50 or more years. Three people were given that award at the first annual ceremony last year.

Pryde says that anyone who helps out around town qualifies for recognition.

“If it’s something they’ve been doing to give back to the community without getting paid for it, out of their own free will, that counts.”

Nominations should be as detailed and specific as possible, including examples of where and when the person has contributed.

Though Sackville is lucky to have a generous amount of volunteers, he says the town, hospital, and nursing home always need more help.

“We’re always looking for people to help out and bring their ideas to us,” he says.

Anyone looking to make a nomination can pick up a form at town hall or download it from before June 1.

Some of the nomination categories include:

Golden Long Term Service Award (50+ years of volunteerism)

Long Term Service Award (25+ years of volunteerism)

Decade of Dedication Award (10+ years of volunteerism)

Titan Community Achievement Award (Class of 2017 students)