Citizen of the Year to get free pass 

Deadline for nominations for 2009 honour is May 18

Whistler's 2009 Citizen of the Year will receive something no previous Citizen of the Year has had, a free pass.

With parking in the conference centre lot no longer free - as of Wednesday - Jane Reid, Whistler's 2008 Citizen of the Year, got the last parking stall that goes with the honour.

This year's Citizen of the Year will, instead, win a year's parking pass, good in any municipal parking lot, including the conference centre lot.

Nominations for Whistler's 2009 Citizen of the Year are still being accepted, until Monday, May 18. Nomination forms can be downloaded from the CFOW website at www.whistlerfoundation.com.

The Citizen of the Year award recognizes individuals for their volunteer contributions to enhancing the quality of life in Whistler. They may reside outside of Whistler but must make their volunteer contributions to the Whistler community. Nominees can be any age, and their volunteer efforts may be in one activity/organization or a variety.

In addition to Reid, previous winners include Jim Cook, Lil Goldsmid, Isobel MacLaurin, Al Raine and Nancy Greene Raine.

Who will win this year's pass will be announced on Sunday, June 14, when the Community Foundation of Whistler hosts the annual Citizen of the Year celebration at Spruce Grove Field House. The celebration begins at noon with a barbecue lunch, displays from non-profit organizations and food by Whistler Cooks. Tickets can be purchased at Pique Newsmagazine or Armchair Books; $30 for adults and $15 for children.

Get your nomination in soon.

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