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VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Cathy MacCallum 
2018 Volunteer of the Year 
presented by Curling Canada Governor Resby Coutts

The Business of Curling workshop program promotes volunteer development and recognition as a vital component to curling club operations. For example, we encourage our curling clubs to formally recognize volunteers at a volunteer appreciation night. This is the one of the more significant tools a club can use to retain and re-motivate their volunteer ‘workforce’.

By creating a national award, we hope to set the example thereby encouraging clubs to create their own recognition programs.

Application Form

Volunteer of the Year Award Winners
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VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD
The Volunteer of the Year Award is based on the nominee’s contributions from the previous curling season only. The winner of the 2018 award will be recognized for their efforts during the 2017-2018 season*. We are not looking for a lifetime of contributions since that would preclude those who have been members for a short time. The winner will receive an all-expense paid weekend trip for two to the 2019 Tim Hortons Brier where they will be recognized by Curling Canada during one of the playoff games. Provincial/territorial finalists will receive an exclusive embroidered garment. *In special circumstances, programs taking up to three years to develop will be considered.

Eligible volunteers will have contributed in ANY of the following areas:

Note: Eligible nominations are not necessarily restricted to these six areas. If your club has a deserving and eligible volunteer who contributed in an area not listed here, please send it in. It will be considered equally.

Your application must include the nominee’s:

For example:

Please restrict the written description to 750 words or less. It may be written by a member of the Board of Directors, a club committee member, a staff member or a representative of the Member Association. The application form must be signed by the club president or their designate. Note: The essay could also include a description of such qualities as organizational skills, ability to motivate, quality of work and so on. A maximum of three reference letters from any of the following (each 100 words or less):

Miscellaneous

One finalist will be chosen from each of the following fourteen regions: Newfoundland & Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Northern Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. The deadline for nominations is November 3o.   A decision on the fourteen finalists and the winner will be formally announced on or before January 31.   The winner will receive a final weekend trip for two to the 2019 Tim Hortons Brier. The grand prize will include:

This award is intended for volunteers within our curling clubs. The following are ineligible to receive this award:

Nomination Checklist
Before sending your nomination to the Curling Canada office, please check that you have included the following information.

Send your nomination to:

Curling Canada
Volunteer of the Year Award
1660 Vimont Court
Orleans, Ontario   K4A 4J4
Attention: Rachel Delaney

For more information, call 1 (800) 550-2875 x151 or e-mail [email protected].

Curling Canada