February 1, 2016

Nomination deadline: Friday March 18, 2016

Cranbrook, BC (February 2, 2016) – Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Sustainable Community Builder Award.

The recipient will be provided $500 to be donated to their charity of choice, thanks to a partnership with the Cranbrook and District Community Foundation (CDCF).   The money for the grant comes from the legacy fund left to the CDCF by the Knights of Pythias, Crescent Lodge #33 of Cranbrook.

“The Sustainable Community Builder Award is presented to an individual, group, club, agency or society in recognition of outstanding contributions to the social, arts, cultural, economic or environmental sustainability of the City of Cranbrook,” says Chris Zettel, Corporate Communications Officer for the City.

Cranbrook & District Community Foundation Executive Director Riley Wilcox says that the importance the City of Cranbrook gives the award is a reflection of the commitment of the citizens of Cranbrook to strengthen our community.

“The Sustainable Community Builder Award celebrates the impact a person or group can have in our community when we give of our time and talents to help others,” Wilcox says, adding “Our city is a better place because of the efforts put forth by past recipients.”

Past winners include Gord Johnston in 2014, the Sam Steele Days Society in 2013, Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary for 2012, the Cranbrook Farmer’s Market Society for 2010 and Debbie Sinclair of Big Brothers, Big Sisters for 2009.

Application forms and eligibility criteria are available at City Hall, on the City’s website here or at the CDCF website @ www.cranbrookcf.caThe deadline for nominations is Friday March 18, 2016.

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