Nominations sought for seniors awards

Media Release

June 14, 2021

2021 Chatham-Kent Senior Achievement Awards

Call for Nominations

The Municipality of Chatham-Kent, Mayor Darrin Canniff and Chatham-Kent Council are taking this opportunity to thank our older adults and seniors and celebrate their achievements during Seniors’ Month.

The purpose of these awards is to recognize and honour older adults age 55+ that have achieved significant goals and made outstanding contributions as volunteers within Chatham-Kent.

Recipients will be honoured as part of the 34th annual Senior Achievement awards.

“Chatham-Kent is a close-knit community,” said Mayor Darrin Canniff. “Everyone knows someone who has lent a helping hand, whether it be as part of a group or as an individual. Here is your chance to let us know about that person so we can acknowledge their contributions.”

The senior awards are a tradition that goes back to the 1980s. During that time, more than 1,000 seniors have been honoured for their contributions to the community.

Nomination forms will be available at all Chatham-Kent Municipal Centres, (Chatham, Blenheim, Dresden, Ridgetown, Tilbury and Wallaceburg), all Chatham-Kent public libraries, all 11 Seniors’ Centres within the municipality and online at both the @CKseniorawards and @AgeFriendlyCK Facebook pages.

While the Senior Expo committee decided to cancel the 2021 Senior Expo earlier this year, they would still like to recognize and celebrate our older adults and seniors. The Senior of the Year will be announced at the October 4 Council meeting.

Deadline for receipt of nomination forms is Friday, August 13.

Please mail nomination forms to:

Mayor Darrin Canniff
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
P.O. Box 640
Chatham ON N7M 5K8
or email:

Mayor Canniff endorses an impartial selection committee that selects the Chatham-Kent Senior of the Year.

For more information, please contact the Senior Expo committee Chairperson, Councillor Clare Latimer at 519-436-3207 or the Mayor’s Office at 519-360-1998 Ext. 3001.


Media Contact:

Jim Blake
Communications Officer
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
519-360-1998 x 3624


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