For Immediate Release
Canal Volunteer Awards Launched
Nominations for this year’s Scottish Canal Volunteer Awards have just been opened and judges are inviting entries for a huge variety of categories demonstrating the value of work done by the many volunteers who work to keep Scotland’s Canal Network as a vibrant and attractive facility for the general public to enjoy.
New to this year’s awards programme is the “Un-sung Hero” category where the judging panel is looking for an individual, group or organisation who work away behind the scenes to maintain a section of the canal or Tow Path, or run a facility, operation or private venture for the benefit of those using the canal and its surroundings.
Ronnie Rusack, Chairman of the judging panel, says …
“There are literally hundreds of volunteers who work tirelessly to keep our canals operating safely and looking attractive. Many are well known faces to the canal community, but there are many out there who beaver away on their own, and up until now, they have received little recognition. The Un-sung Hero award will hopefully go some way to rectifying this”
Other awards this year include The Canal Society of the Year; Best Social / Community Engagement Project; Best Volunteer Led Canal Festival or Event; Best Volunteer Led Tourist Attraction and The Lifetime Achievement Award, awarded to someone who in the opinion of the judges has contributed to the success & appeal of the canals over a protracted period.
The awards ceremony will be held later in the year at the prestigious Falkirk Wheel, but submissions are now invited from the public to nominate deserving winners.
Full details of all categories and how to nominate are on the awards web site at www.scva.co.uk
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