Deadline is fast approaching

citizen of the year 2011

Oct. 7, 2011, is the deadline for nominations for this year’s Citizen of the Year.   Now is the time to send in your nomination for the person you think truly makes a difference.

Who works tirelessly for the community?  Who sticks by their convictions and makes a positive difference in the quality of life experienced in this area; or who shines as an outstanding volunteer with a cheerful personality and the ability to get things done?

This is your chance to submit a nomination and recognize one of the many unsung heroes we have in the community.  We encourage everyone within the Barriere area to take the opportunity to submit your nominee names.  This is your opportunity to recognize the people who truly do make a positive contribution to our lifestyle.

A nomination form can be found inside this issue of the Star/Journal.  Cut it out, fill it in, and drop it off at the Star/Journal office.  You can also fax it to 250-672-0055, or email to

Deadline for nominations is Oct. 7.  All nominee submissions will be voted on by five area organizations and the name of their chosen winner will be published in the Monday, Oct. 24 issue.

The Citizen of the Year is sponsored and supported by the North Thompson Star/Journal, North Thompson Volunteer and Information Centre and the District of Barriere.



Past Citizen of the Year Recipients



1988 Geordie and Manne Salle

1989 Anne Genier

1990 Fanny Bradford

1991 Sylvia Chivers

1992 Bill and Bernie Kershaw

1993 Harley Wright

1994 Arlene Powell

1995 Jack Wilson

1996 Karl and Debbie Rainer

1997 Leslie Stirling

1998 Judy Vosper

1999 Beverly Murphy

2000 Donna Kibble

2001 Jeff Swann

2002 Kathy Cooper

2003 Ed and Cheryl Ann Tenzer

2004 Dick Ross

2005 Fiona Clare

2006 Elli Kohnert

2007 Jane Milburn

2008 Jill Hayward

2009 Tina Donald

2010 Barb and Carman Smith

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