There is just under a month left to submit nomination forms for the the Knights of Columbus 2014 Trail-Warfield Citizen of the Year, honouring community service and volunteerism.
Brian Volpatti, a member of the Citizen of the Year Committee, says that annual accolade is important to the community because it recognizes those who give hours of their time without receiving anything in return.
“It is all about volunteers,” he said. “There are so many volunteers in Trail and Warfield and some of them are visible, but many stay behind-the-scenes and do just as much work. They spend a lot of time helping others.”
Nomination packages can be picked up in a list of locations around the Trail and Warfield area including Kootenay Savings branches, the Trail and District Public Library, Trail’s municipal office, Warfield’s village office and churches all over Trail.
“We try to cover all of our bases,” said Volpatti, adding that the Citizen of the Year designation isn’t just open to retirement age residents. “They don’t have to be retirees or older people. It can be a young person as well. There are lots of young people who do a lot of good work in the area.”
The award will be handed out to the winner in a ceremony that coincides with the annual Silver City Days celebrations – Trail’s week-long festival in early May.
The deadline for nominations is April 2 at 12 p.m. and packages can be dropped off at Trail’s city hall. For more information on the nomination process, call Volpatti at 250-364-1445.