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Nominees announced: Celebrate our great volunteers at the Burlington’s Best Awards May 9, BPAC

Press Release — This year, the Burlington’s Best Committee received 30 nominations in eight categories, besting the total number of nominees from last year.

Nominations were accepted Jan. 2, 2018 through Mar. 7, 2018.

Burlington’s Best Awards is an awards program that honours Burlington’s most outstanding citizens. The winners in all categories will be revealed at a gala celebration on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre.

Tickets to this event are $35 per person.  A dessert reception will follow the awards ceremony.  Tickets can be purchased at the Service Burlington counter at City Hall, 426 Brant St., or by contacting Wanda Tolone at 905-335-7600, ext. 7458 or

One winner will be selected in each of the eight award categories. This year’s nominees are:

Citizen of the Year

  • Osob Adus
  • Jason Stajan

Junior Person of the Year

  • Kathleen Burgess
  • Carter Creechan
  • Chloe DeMers
  • Aleksandra Srbovska
  • Addison Wood

Senior Person of the Year

  • Jennifer Earle
  • Frank Miele
  • Mae Redford
  • Paul Tomlinson

Environmental Award

  • Gloria Reid

Arts Person of the Year Award

  • Teresa Seaton
  • Jonathan Smith

Community Service Award

  • Carol Baldwin
  • Elizabeth Barrowcliffe
  • Laura Clark
  • Julie Cordasco
  • Yanet DeLeon
  • Louise Donnelly
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Kim Moss
  • Rory Nisan
  • Tracey Oborne King
  • Belinda Roberts
  • Jill Stickney

Heritage Award

  • Louise Cooke
  • Friends of Freeman Station

Accessibility Award

  • John Krasevec
  • Bill Murray

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Burlington’s Best Awards

Burlington Performing Arts Centre

Written by Marianne Meed Ward

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