Nominees sought for leadership awards

Deadline approaching to nominate someone for a 2012 Victoria Leadership Award.

The deadline is fast approaching to nominate someone for a 2012 Victoria Leadership Award.

Since 2005 Leadership Victoria, along with partners the University of Victoria, Rotary Clubs of Greater Victoria and the Victoria Foundation, have given out annual awards honouring individuals who have made a positive impact in their community. This year the United Way of Greater Victoria has been added as a partner.

“It’s important to build a strong community to celebrate the people who do these things,” said Leadership Victoria communications director Ivan Watson.

“We see the ripples in the pond effect. If you recognize unsung heroes in the community it inspires others to take leadership roles themselves.”

The 2012 ceremony will feature eight different categories, and as many as 10 award recipients.

This year’s gala includes two new awards: the United Way of Greater Victoria Award for Collaboration and Partnership and the Royal Roads University Leadership Excellence through Coaching and Mentoring Award.

“Every year it continues to grow,” Watson said.

Notable past recipients include the late Alex Campbell, founder of Thrifty Foods, and Victoria city councillor Charlayne Thornton-Joe.

The deadline for nominations is Nov. 30 at 4 p.m. The awards gala is set for Feb. 21 at the Fairmont Empress hotel. Tickets for the gala cost $50.

A full listing of categories and downloadable nomination forms are available at www.leadershipvictoria.ca. For more information on the awards, call Leadership Victoria at 250-386-2269 or email layla@leadershipvictoria.ca.

 

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