Bill Konkin Citizen of the Year nominations are now open

Nominations for Citizen of the Year 2014 are now open in the Lakes District.

Nominations for Citizen of the Year 2014 are now open in the Lakes District.

This prestigious award is presented annually to residents of the Lakes District who have dedicated themselves to volunteerism in their community. The award is named for the late William Konkin, long time school principal in Burns Lake, who, together with his elementary school service club, started the award in 1973. Over the past 40 years, 30 individuals and 11 couples have been honoured for their dedication to serving the community in and around Burns Lake.

So don’t miss this opportunity to honour someone you believe has served the Lakes District well over the past year or several years, by nominating them for this award. Nomination forms are available all over Burns Lake at local schools, banks, and businesses.

Please take the time to fill one out and send it to: Citizen of the Year Committee, P.O. Box 961, Burns Lake, B.C., V0J 1E0.

If you can’t find a nomination form, a hand written signed letter will be accepted as long as it is legible. In any case, make your nomination as detailed as possible and be sure to include your name and phone number. Nominations close March 1, 2015 and must be in the hands of the committee by that date. Late nominations will not be accepted.

For more information, please phone chairperson Doug Campbell at 250-692-7300.