Whistler, Canada (PressExposure) June 25, 2012 -- The Whistler Foundation, ( http://www.whistlerfoundation.com ) a charitable organization, is pleased to announce the anticipated annual Citizen of the Year Award Celebration. 2012 marks the inaugural Whistler Excellence Awards, Whistler's business and community awards celebration, hosted by the Whistler Chamber of Commerce. The Community Foundation of Whistler is a partner for this event in which the Citizen of the Year Award will be presented Citizen of the year award dinner
CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARD
Created in 1969, the Citizen of the Year award is Whistler's longest standing celebration. The Whistler Citizen of the Year ([http://www.whistlerfoundation.com/itoolkit.asp]) is an outstanding community member who contributes significant volunteer time to enhancing the quality of life in Whistler. This individual citizen demonstrates extraordinary leadership and community service outside of employment.
This formal Celebration is scheduled for Friday, July 6, 2012, from 6:30-9:30 at Fairmont Chateau. In addition to enjoying a champagne reception and three-course dinner, attendees will have the opportunity to hear presentations from the top three candidates for the Innovative Business of the Year Award before casting live votes to determine the winner. The 2012 Whistler Citizen of the Year Award is sponsored by Pique Newsmagazine. Registration information for the Citizen of the Year award Celebration can be found on the website (http://www.whistlerchamber.com/Events/Whistler-Excellence-Awards.html) and closes on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at 12:00pm.
About the Whistler Foundation:
Founded in 1999, the Community Foundation of Whistler is a charitable organization managing over 3.8 million dollars in donor funds distributing income to registered charities for community projects. The Whistler Foundation remains dedicated to improving the quality of life in Whistler and beyond by enabling, demonstrating and encouraging philanthropy. The Foundation belongs to the Community Foundations of Canada, a group of 181 Foundations across Canada.
Established in 1966 and instrumental to the establishment of the Resort Municipality of Whistler, the Whistler Chamber of Commerce is the leading business association in Whistler that works to create a vibrant and successful economy. Representing over 800 members, the Whistler Chamber of Commerce is the Voice of Business.