Townshippers’ Association’s Outstanding Townshippers award recognizes the dedication, generosity, and talent of those whose unique gifts have contributed positively to the Eastern Townships English-speaking community! Thanks to community members, like you, who take the opportunity to submit a nomination, these unsung heroes can be celebrated for their efforts.
New for 2018: You can now nominate people all year long! We are now collecting nominations throughout the year. We are working on developing a new awards event. Nominations received before the event will be considered for the current year. Those received after the event will be considered for the following event. We’ll be posting more details soon so revisit this page in spring 2018.
The nomination process consists of four steps. Before nominating someone for an Outstanding Townshippers Award, be ready to submit:
(1) Your name and contact information;
(2) A letter of support, along with the author’s name and contact information;
(3) The candidate’s name and contact information;
(4) An explanation of the candidate’s accomplishments/contributions.
Please note, incomplete applications will not be considered.
There are two ways to nominate someone for an award: submit your nomination online below (preferred), or download then send or email the completed PDF nomination form, along with accompanying documents, to:
Outstanding Townshippers Award
c/o Townshippers’ Association
Sherbrooke QC, J1M 1K7
Nominations may also be emailed to [email protected]
If you have questions or problems with your nomination, c Contact Cathy Turner at 819-566-5717 (toll-free 1-877-566-5717), [email protected]
Outstanding Townshippers are nominated by the public. Candidates are those who have made considerable contributions to the life of the Eastern Townships English-speaking community, either within their local community or the Townships community as a whole. They are people who have given of themselves, beyond the usual expectations of their job or profession, through volunteerism, social activism, mentoring, or philanthropy.
Candidates can come from all walks of life (advocacy, art, business, education, community organizations, health and social services, etc.) Candidates may be an individual, a couple or a group, of any ages, as long as they have lived in the historical Eastern Townships. Nominations may also be made posthumously.
EXCLUSION: Townshippers’ Association’s employees and members of its Board of Directors are not eligible to nominate or be nominated for an Outstanding Townshippers award.
Important: A maximum of two Outstanding Townshippers’ awards are presented annually;
Only completed applications that meet the required criteria will be considered.
There are two ways to nominate someone for an award – (1) online (preferred) using the form below
(2) you can complete this form and return it to Townshippers’ Association, along with a letter of recommendation, by the nomination deadline.
You will be asked for the following information:
We will also need a letter of support, along with the author’s contact information. The letter fo support must be written by someone other than yourself and must speak to the nominee’s contributions. Some potential questions the letter could answer:
Once you submit a nomination, all names and other identifying information are removed from the application documents by Townshippers’ office manager to allow for blind evaluations on the nomination packages based solely on the information provided in the package. Packages are then delivered to the selection committee – comprised of two employees and three board members from Townshippers’ Association – who will review the submissions.
Exclusion: Townshippers’ President, Executive Director and Office Manager are not eligible to sit on the selection committee.
Nominations and selection information are kept confidential. Nominees will only be contacted if they are selected to receive an award.
The following documents are mandatory as part of a complete nomination package submission:
To submit your nomination, please complete the form below. Should you have questions or run into problems, please contact Cathy Turner at [email protected], 819-566-5717 (toll-free 1-866-566-5717).