Outstanding Canadians on the Peninsula Committee
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- Karin Bjerke-Lisle
- Grant Meyer (Councillor)
White Rock Outstanding Canadians on the Peninsula Legacy Program is the primary program for recognizing the contributions of citizens in making White Rock a successful, vibrant and harmonious community.
The number of recipients is 0 to 4 people per term based on nominations received. The announcement of successful nominees will be made during Canada Day festivities on July 1, unless otherwise authorized by City Council.
A selection committee of at least three people will be made up of a citizen appointed by Council, a City Council member, and a representative from the White Rock Museum and Archives (staff or Board Member). The selection process will focus on the contributions the nominee has made on the establishment, success, health, wellbeing and/or livability of White Rock. Decisions of the selection committee shall be final.
Nominations will come from the general public. Nominees must either currently reside on the Semiahmoo Peninsula or have resided on the Semiahmoo Peninsula in the past. The public will be notified of the nomination process and must have nominees submitted by May 1 (extended to May 8 for 2018) for inclusion into the program.
Nominations must be submitted with a completed nomination form and an accompanying biography of the nominee of approximately 250 words. Nomination forms and the announcement of successful recipients will be made available on the City of White Rock website. Nomination forms will also be available at City of White Rock facilities.
The Manager of Communications and Government Relations will manage the program, develop public notices, support materials and media relations and will include the White Rock Museum and Archives staff for historical nominees and support materials.
The White Rock Living Legacies Book will be housed in the City of White Rock City Hall and will be updated with new recipients. Individuals awarded the “Freedom of the City” will automatically be inductees in the White Rock Living Legacies Book.
Eligibility / Criteria
Open to all current or former residents of the Semiahmoo Peninsula who have made a contribution of an outstanding nature to the well-being of White Rock. Contributions may be related to arts, culture, environment, business and commerce, humanities, recreation, community service, education, health or medical fields.
The contribution must be voluntary, but can be related to a matter in which the individual has expertise through training, work experience, or education.
Employees of the City of White rock and individuals on City of White Rock committees, boards, and agencies are eligible provided their contribution is not an extension of their role as an employee. Self-nominations will not be accepted.