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    Ontario Heritage Trust seeks nominations for the Lieutenant Governor's Ontario Heritage Awards and Young Heritage Leaders program

    August 16, 2016

    The Ontario Heritage Trust is seeking nominations for the 2016 Lieutenant Governor's Ontario Heritage Awards and Young Heritage Leaders program to recognize outstanding contributions to natural and cultural heritage conservation. The nomination deadline is September 30, 2016.

    Through the Trust's recognition programs, individuals, groups and communities are recognized for demonstrating leadership, commitment, creativity, positive impact on their community and good conservation practices.

    The Lieutenant Governor's Ontario Heritage Awards are awarded in four categories:

    1. Excellence in Conservation: recognizes individuals, groups, organizations and communities for exceptional achievements through the completion of a specific heritage conservation project.

    2. Community Leadership: recognizes exemplary leadership by a community in heritage conservation and promotion.

    3. Lifetime Achievement: recognizes outstanding volunteer heritage contributions by an individual over a period of 25 years or more.

    4.Youth Achievement: recognizes exceptional heritage contributions by young individuals and groups, age 24 and under. The individual award includes a $2,000 post-secondary scholarship, jointly funded by Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life.

    In addition, young volunteers may be nominated for recognition through the Trust's Young Heritage Leaders program. Since 2000, hundreds of youth have been recognized for their efforts to identify, preserve, protect and promote Ontario's heritage. Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life are proud sponsors of the Young Heritage Leaders program.

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