Salute our kids

Know a young person who showed extraordinary bravery in helping to save a life? Or perhaps one who doesn’t let a physical limitation stop them from contributing to their community?
How about good kids who are committed to making life better for others?
It’s that time of year again when district residents are invited—and encouraged—to submit nominations for the Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year Awards. This annual program, co-ordinated by the Ontario Community Newspapers Association in partnership with TD Canada Trust and Direct Energy, is open to Ontario residents aged six-17 who are, and will continue to be, fine examples of leaders in our community.
Each nominee will receive a certificate of recognition. As well, up to 12 of the nominees will be chosen as the final recipients of the provincial award and invited to a special ceremony in Toronto in the spring.
Nomination forms are available here at the Fort Frances Times office or online at, with the deadline for nominations being Nov. 30.
Many of the youth of this generation already unselfishly are giving of their time and energy to make our district a great place to live. These young people intuitively understand what the word “community” is really about and give of themselves by volunteering with different local groups and clubs, at school, at churches, with sports, and more.
Several district youth have been nominated as Ontario Junior Citizens over the years since the program began, including a few who earned the provincial award. No doubt there’s many more worthy of such recognition.
Nominate an outstanding young person today and help us to pay tribute to our leaders of today and tomorrow.
“Great Kids—There’s One in Every Crowd.”