Deadline for HRM Volunteer Awards Nominations Extended to Dec. 16th The deadline for nominations for the 2012 HRM Volunteer Awards has been extended to Friday, December 16, 2011. Each year Mayor Peter Kelly and Halifax Regional Council recognize the extraordinary contributions of individuals and groups who volunteer their time and skills to provide services and programs in HRM communities. Nominations are accepted in three categories: adult, youth (ages 13-19) and community group. Nomination criteria and applications can be found online at www.halifax.ca/volunteerservices. Successful nominees will be notified in March 2012 and will be invited to attend a ceremony and reception taking place on April 18, 2012 when they will be officially presented with their award by Mayor Kelly and the councillor from their district. The award ceremony coincides with and is in celebration of National Volunteer Week, April 15-April 21, 2012. From those selected to receive an HRM Volunteer Award, ten representatives will be sent on to the Provincial Volunteer Awards. To find out more information about the awards, nomination criteria and to nominate someone whos made a difference in your community, visit www.halifax.ca/volunteerservices.