Nominations open for Community Matters Award

Abbotsford school district is now accepting nominations

The Abbotsford school district is again accepting nominations for its 2016 Community Matters Award, which recognizes community partners organizations or individuals who have exceeded their service mandate in making a significant contribution to local students.

The award was established last year, and after reviewing 11 nominations, the district honoured the Abbotsford Rotary Club, Abbotsford Food Bank and the Kiwanis Clubs of Abbotsford and Clearbrook for their efforts and support of students in the district.

“There is a tremendous legacy of community involvement in our schools,” said school board chair Cindy Schafer. “Many organizations contribute resources and/or countless hours of volunteer service to enable our students to achieve success in school. This is exemplified by Abbotsford Rotary, Abbotsford Food Bank and the Kiwanis Clubs of Clearbrook and Abbotsford, our first recipients of the Community Matters Award.”

For full criteria and nomination details, see the district website at www.sd34.bc.ca/board/CommunityMatters.

Previous nominees who are not award recipients may be re-nominated. Nominations can be emailed to info@sd34.bc.ca or dropped off or mailed to the school district administration offices at 2790 Tims Street (behind city hall). Closing date for nominations is 4 p.m., Monday, Jan.18.

The Community Matters Award for 2016 is tentatively scheduled to be presented at the March 8 public meeting of the board of education.

 

 

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