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Brampton Citizen Awards celebrates outstanding community members


​BRAMPTON, ON (June 3, 2021) – This year, the City of Brampton will recognize and celebrate more than 175 residents in the community who have achieved outstanding accomplishments in 2019 and 2020.

Established in 1974, the Brampton Citizen Awards has recognized more than 3,500 outstanding residents nominated by fellow citizens in seven categories:

• Sports Achievement - awarded to an individual or team for achievements recognized at the provincial, national or international level;
• Arts Acclaim - recognizes individuals whose contribution has had a significant impact in terms of achieving local, provincial, national or international acclaim;
• Inspirational Award - recognizes Brampton residents who advocate or practise humane action, or who have had an inspirational influence on others;
• Long Term Service - in 10 year, 25 year, 35 year and 50 year categories, recognizes dedicated volunteers whose efforts have made a significant impact toward the development and advancement of recreational sports, the arts and community social services;
• Emergency Services Award of Valour - recognizes an individual or individuals, who voluntarily risked their own life/lives while performing a heroic act to save the life of another person;
• Citizen of the Year – recognizes Brampton volunteers who have demonstrated all-around community involvement rather than specific activity or contribution. This award is given to a youth, adult and senior who builds communities and shows what can be achieved with passion and determination; and,
• The Ken Giles Amateur Athlete of the Year Award - awarded in partnership with the Brampton Guardian Newspaper, recognizes an individual who has made a significant impact or exceptional achievement at the amateur level of their respective sport.

Nominations were reviewed by the Citizens Awards Selection Committee of community members with subject matter expertise in award categories, along with Brampton Councillors, Volunteer MBC, Brampton Fire and Emergency Services, the Brampton Sports Alliance, Brampton Seniors Council and Peel Regional Police.

To view a list of the winners in 2019 and 2020 visit City of Brampton Citizen Awards. Award winners will be recognized through social media, advertising and posters in the community.

Quotes

“The City of Brampton is proud to recognize the many outstanding citizens in the community and celebrate their admirable achievements in sports and the arts; in addition to long-term volunteer service; acts of valour; inspirational acts; and, Brampton’s Citizen of the Year.”
- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“It is important to recognize and celebrate the many contributions our residents have made before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of people who have given generously of their time and attained personal achievements in arts and sports is really quite remarkable. I am so proud of the community spirit we have here in Brampton.”
- Martin Medeiros, Regional Councillor, Wards 3 & 4, Chair, Brampton Citizen Awards; City of Brampton
 
“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, last year the City was unable to host an in-person event to acknowledge the 2019 Brampton Citizens Awards recipients. This year, we will celebrate the many people who contributed their time and realized personal achievements in 2019 and 2020. We thank all those who participated and congratulate all award recipients!”
- David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton

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