Nominations now open for Peterborough’s 2019 Grandparent of the Year

Children from grades 2 to 6 can nominate a grandparent or special older person in their lives

The winners and honourable mentions of Community Care Peterborough's 2018 Grandparent of the Year Award at a reception at Princess Gardens Retirement Residence in Peterborough on June 6, 2018. Nominations for this year's award are open until May 16, 2019. (Photo: Dean Ostrander)
The winners and honourable mentions of Community Care Peterborough's 2018 Grandparent of the Year Award at a reception at Princess Gardens Retirement Residence in Peterborough on June 6, 2018. Nominations for this year's award are open until May 16, 2019. (Photo: Dean Ostrander)

Nominations now open for the 2018 Grandparent of the Year awards, hosted by Community Care Peterborough.

This is the 32nd year for the awards, which were introduced by Anne Innis, former volunteer and board member with Community Care, to bring different generations together and celebrate the influence they have on each other.

The event is sponsored again this year by Nexicom, Grady’s Feet Essentials, and The Gardens of Peterborough, with Darling Insurance as a new sponsor this year.

“By participating in this contest, children are encouraged to recognize the importance of older people in their lives,” says Danielle Belair, Community Care’s executive director.

Children from grades 2 to 6 are invited to nominate their grandparent (or another special older person in their lives) for the Grandparent of the Year Award.

Two awards will be presented: one for primary level (grades 2 and 3) and one for junior level (grades 4 to 6). There will also be two honourable mentions in each category.

Community Care has already distributed information packages, including applications, to all elementary schools in the County and City of Peterborough.

Children who are not participating through their school can get their information package and application online from www.commcareptbo.org.

Children can submit their application in French or English.

All nominations for the 2019 Grandparent of the Year award must be received by Thursday, May 16th at Community Care, either dropped off or mailed (Community Care, Attention: Tracy Kennedy, 185 Hunter St E, Peterborough, ON, K9H 0H1).

The award recipients will be announced and honoured at a celebration on Wednesday, June 5th.

“June is a time to celebrate the seniors in our lives,” Belair says. “Community Care is proud to recognize the intergenerational program and celebrate the grandparents and their nominating family.”

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