Larry Gontovnick, president of the Cordova Bay Association for Community Affairs and Oliver Sommer, publisher of the Saanich News, have partnered for the third annual Cordova Bay Leadership Awards. Travis Paterson/News Staff

Last call looms for Cordova Bay leadership nominations

Third year awards event honours Cordova Bay community leaders

Next week is the final call for the 2018 Cordova Bay Leadership Awards nominations.

Nominations opened in April for the Leadership Awards, which have evolved for the third year of the initiative. It will now honour three individuals and one organization for their contribution to the community.

Nominations close May 14, to allow the Cordova Bay Association for Community Affairs’ awards committee a two-week selection period to go over the submissions.

It’s been a great start to the awards, said Larry Gontovnick, president of the Cordova Bay Association for Community Affairs, which partners with the Saanich News and other community organizations in delivering the awards.

Recipients will be honoured at the annual gala in the week ahead of this year’s Cordova Bay Day, June 23.

To nominate a deserving member or organization from Cordova Bay, email cba.president@cbasn.com.

Past award winners include the late Rich McMorran, who helped establish the Cordova Bay 55+ Association. Last year’s awards honoured Swimfit instructor Bruce Regensburg in the coach/mentor category, Bonita Jeanpierre with the Canada Post outlet at the IDA Pharmacy in the employee category, longtime Scouting supporter Beth Sangara in the adult volunteer category, ski patroller, sea rescue crew member and Scouts Venturer leader Ford Smith in the youth volunteer category, and the longstanding Cordova Bay Preschool in the community group category.


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