As the province prepares to celebrate the 34th annual Seniors’ Month, you’re invited to nominate a senior citizen who has make an outstanding contribution to the Markham community for the 2018 Mayor’s Seniors’ Hall of Fame Awards.

“We appreciate their volunteerism, the skills and experience they bring, while also providing guidance and leadership, giving up their time in retirement years to help improve the lives of others,” says Mayor Frank Scarpitti.

Each year, the award is presented to a nominee who has made a unique and outstanding contribution to the City of Markham; is older than 60 years of age and has been a Markham resident for at least seven years.

“There are so many seniors in Markham that put their whole heart into the community,” says Yash Kapur, Seniors’ Hall of Fame committee chair. “This is an opportunity to honour them for the outstanding work they have accomplished and continue to pursue.”

The nomination deadline is Sept. 7. The awards ceremony will take place on Oct. 1 at the Markham Civic Centre council chambers. Nominators can click to download a 2018 nomination form or pick one up at any Markham Seniors Centre and Clubs, major community centre, library or at the Civic Centre.

Seniors’ Month is held each June. This year’s theme, ‘Now’s the time to start something new,’ highlights how aging doesn’t prevent anyone from leading fulfilling lives. Seniors continue to contribute to our community, offer wisdom, friendship and experience.

To learn more about Seniors’ Month, including how to nominate a senior living in Ontario, or to find out how to request a congratulatory message if you or a senior in your life is marking a milestone occasion, click here.