Salute our youth

Across Ontario, young individuals are taking control and working hard to make a difference within their communities.
The youth of today are our leaders of tomorrow. There’s one in every crowd and they deserve to be recognized for their contributions.
Have a look within our community and see who stands out among the rest.
The Ontario Community Newspapers Association (OCNA) currently is accepting nominations for the 2011 Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year Awards. Help us by nominating a special individual who invests their spare time into community service, or has the courage and drive to overcome the challenges of living with a disability or illness and still dedicates time and effort towards others.
They can be a “hero,” or someone who acted quickly in a desperate time to help someone else.
Most of all, these individuals go above and beyond what is expected of someone their age. They take initiative to look past their own needs and inspire those around them to give rather than take.
We all know someone who falls under this category of being a “good kid.” They are sons, daughters, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, students, team players, and employees.
Let’s give these young leaders a chance to stand in the spotlight.
Nominate someone aged six-17 today. They deserve some recognition and encouragement to continue making a difference.
Nominations will be accepted until Wednesday, Nov. 30. Up to 12 nominees will be selected as the final recipients for the 2011 Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year Award and will be recognized at a special ceremony next spring.
Nominations forms and further information are available at the Fort Frances Times office and, or by calling the OCNA office at 1-905-639-8720 ext. 239.
The Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year Awards program has been co-ordinated by the OCNA since 1981. Sponsorship from TD Canada and Direct Energy, along with support from the Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, helps to make this program possible each year.