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Nominations Being Accepted for the 2022 Civic Awards

Bradford West Gwillimbury, ON (April 25, 2022)  The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury celebrates local citizens and groups who have made a significant contribution to the community with the presentation of the annual Civic Awards at the Canada Day Celebrations on July 1.

Nominations are being accepted in the following categories: 

Sports Achievement A​ward (individual)

This award can be given to a male, female, or both and has no age restrictions. The recipient must be an amateur athlete that has achieved significant accomplishments, such as improvements, record-setting, championships at the local, provincial, national, or international level, representing Ontario at a national level, and representing Canada at an international level.

Organization of the Year (group)

This award can be given to a not-for-profit or profit organization that resides in Bradford West Gwillimbury. The organization needs to be established and well-known in the community, along with making major contributions through volunteer service and/or sponsorship.

Citizen of the Year (individual)

This award can be given to a male, female, or both, over the age of 18. The recipient will be someone who has made long-standing major contributions to Bradford West Gwillimbury for a minimum of five years. They are actively involved in various groups, organizations, and town activities and are known for being kind and friendly.

Junior Citizen of the Year (individual)­


This award can be given to a male, female, or both, under the age of 18. The recipient of this award is someone who has made significant contributions to Bradford West Gwillimbury and has been recognized at school for their accomplishments. They are actively involved in clubs and teams and volunteer frequently.

Senior of the Year (individual 55 +)

This award can be given to a male, female, or both, over the age of 55. The recipient will be someone who has made significant contributions to Bradford West Gwillimbury for a minimum of five years. They are actively involved in various groups, clubs, organizations, and town activities and are known for being a champion for the community.

Sports Team of the Year (group)

This award can be given to any type of sports team and does not have any age restrictions. The team needs to be from Bradford West Gwillimbury, or have a majority of players on the team from Bradford West Gwillimbury. As a team, they will have needed to make some reputable achievements such as improvements, record-setting, and coming in first, second, or third locally, provincially, or nationally.

Volunteer of the Year

This award can be given to a male, female, or both, and is not restricted to age. The recipient of this award needs to have volunteered for a minimum of five years with an organization/s that supports the Bradford West Gwillimbury community while not receiving any profits for their time. The nominator is encouraged to provide a recommendation letter outlining the candidate's volunteer efforts.

Bravery Award

This award can be given to a male, female, or both and is not restricted to age. The recipient of this award will be acknowledged for an act of heroism or bravery that includes, attempting to save another's life (person or animal), saving another's life (person or animal), providing first aid, or preventing harm. ​


Each nominee must be a resident, group, or organization located in Bradford West Gwillimbury, and the nominee may not have previously received the award.

Nominations must be for contributions that have positively impacted the community and that were made between May 1 of the previous year and April 30 of the current year. Specific examples and descriptions are required. At the discretion of Council, more than one award may be presented per category, or there may be no award in a given category if eligible nominations are not received. 

Nominations are open until Wednesday, May 11, 2022. Nomination forms are available online at www.townofbwg.com/CivicAwards.

The awards will be presented on Friday, July 1, 2022, at 7:30 pm, on the Main Stage at the Canada Day Celebrations at the Bradford and District Memorial Community Centre.

For more information please visit www.townofbwg.com/CivicAwards.  ​

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Media Contact:
Bethany Kuboniwa, Leisure Events & Marketing Supervisor
905-775-2162 ext. 5102​