City of Kingston celebrates outstanding volunteers with annual Civic Awards

July 5, 2023

Six outstanding community volunteers are being recognized with the City of Kingston’s esteemed Civic Awards. These annual awards celebrate residents who generously donate their time to the community in the areas of culture, heritage, recreation, sports, health, education, environment, safety, or business.

The City is honoured to celebrate these recipients of the 2023 Civic Awards:

First Capital Distinguished Citizen: Lynda Colgan

Honourable Achievement: Janice Barling and Marci McMullen

Youth Volunteerism: Etienne Bougie, Sekai Chikodzi and Ravnoor Kang

“At the heart of volunteering is a selfless desire to build community and make a positive impact on the lives of others," says Mayor Bryan Paterson. "Each year, I have the privilege of presenting these awards to deserving recipients in Kingston. I am so excited to be announcing this year's winners. We received many incredible nominations with truly inspiring accounts of individuals going above and beyond for their community. Thank you for dedicating your time, energy and talents to building a thriving and compassionate city.”