Community Awards

The Town of Prescott has been recognizing its citizens and volunteers since 2014 with its Citizen and Volunteer Awards, with the addition of a Business of the Year category created in 2019. The annual awards recognize businesses, citizens, and volunteers that make noteworthy contributions to the Town of Prescott.

The annual awards was presented differently in 2021 as Heroes of COVID. These awards recognized citizen and organizations that displayed a broad range of contributions in the Town of Prescott or demonstrated commitment to one or more causes. 

Nominees do not have to reside in the Town of Prescott but the achievements and contributions must be focused on or in the town.

Nominations Now Open!

Nominations can be submitted from now until Friday, April 15, 2022. Completed nomination packages may be submitted electronically via the forms found below:

Business of the Year - Nomination Form
Citizen of the Year - Nomination Form
Volunteer of the Year -  Nomination Form

or may be submitted by mail, using the Community Awards Nomination Package to: 

Corporation of the Town of Prescott
ATTN: Corporate Services
360 Dibble Street West
P.O. Box 160
Prescott, Ontario
K0E 1T0

For more information on who qualifies for nomination or what information to include in your submission, please view the tabs below:

Do you know someone who has made a noteworthy contribution to the Town of Prescott? 

Nominated citizens are expected to have displayed a broad range of contribution and achievement in the Town of Prescott, or to have demonstrated commitment to one or more particular causes. Nominees can come from the business world, from volunteers, or from any other civic endeavour which has bettered the community of Prescott. 

Nominators are urged to provide specific examples and details about what the nominee has accomplished. Please list activities and contributions, results, achievements, beneficiaries of the nominee's efforts, honours, awards, and memberships in civic and professional organizations. Letters of recommendation are welcome to be submitted with the nomination form. 

Nominees do not have to reside in the Town of Prescott, although the person's achievements and contributions must be focused on or in the town. 

Do you know someone who deserves to be recognized as a dedicated volunteer within the Town of Prescott?

Nominators are urged to provide specific examples and details about the nominee's contributions to the Town of Prescott and its citizens. Please list activities and contributions, results and beneficiaries from the nominee's efforts.

Nominees do not have to reside in the Town of Prescott, although the person's achievements and contributions must be focused on or in the town. 

Do you know a dedicated business that deserves to be recognized within the Town of Prescott?

Nominators are urged to provide specific examples and details about the nominee's contributions to the Town of Prescott business climate and its citizens. Please list activities and contributions, results and beneficiaries from the nominee's efforts. 

2021 Business of the Year: Property Guys, Ben Quenneville
2021 Citizen of the Year: Accepting on behalf of Pat Kingston, Former Mayor and Councillor, Town of Prescott
2021 Volunteer of the Year: Justin Kirkby, executive member of the SGMHA, SGMHA Coach, & community group member

Past Business of the Year Recipients

  • Canadian Tire
  • Property Guys, Ben Quenneville 

Past Citizen of the Year Recipients

  • Ian Farthing, Artistic Director of St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival
  • Carr/Todd Families, Founders and Organizers of Prescott and District Soccer Association 
  • Alleyn Abel, Volunteer St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival, Friends of the Prescott Public Library, Ducks Unlimited
  • Donald Barton, Volunteer, Victorian Order of Nurses Driver, past member of Prescott Waste Management Committee, and the Sandy Hill Cemetery Board
  • Robert Lawn, Former Mayor and Councillor, Town of Prescott, Educator and Leads, Avid Volunteer
  • Carol Casselman, Chair of Kings Kitchen, Avid Community Volunteer
  • Pat Kingston, Former Mayor and Councillor, Town of Prescott

Past Volunteer of the Year Recipients

  • Patricia Warren, Catholic Women's League, Wellington House and more
  • Candy Alexander, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 97, Prescott Rotary Club
  • Lynda Joanisse, Volunteer Prescott KidZ Choir, St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival
  • Brent Norton, Volunteer, Prescott Fire Department Chief Fire Prevention Officer
  • Paul McAuley, Volunteer, 7th Prescott Scouting, Prescott & District Soccer Association
  • Suzanne Leizert-Rutter, Volunteer, Kings Kitchen, Member of Seaway Church, and Prescott Royal Canadian Legion Branch 97
  • Justin Kirkby, executive member of the South Grenville Minor Hockey Association, South Grenville Minor Hockey Association Coach, member of "The Row", member of the Prescott and District Soccer Association, avid volunteer
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