Frontline Workers named
2020 CJKL Citizens of the Year
CJKL FM is honouring local frontline workers with the 2020 CJKL Citizen of the Year Award.
2020 has highlighted the essential role of frontline workers. While many people were provided an opportunity to work from home, local doctors, nurses, personal support workers and other healthcare workers put their own health at risk to provide essential in-person services.
Before the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the importance of grocery store clerks had never been fully appreciated. This past year, those clerks, emergency services workers, teachers, food bank volunteers, social assistance support agencies and other frontline staff made an extraordinary contribution to our community by continuing to provide essential services.
As 2021 begins, CJKL FM salutes the ongoing efforts of local frontline workers and encourages the community to follow safety protocols to protect the health and well-being of people providing essential services and those most vulnerable.
CJKL Citizen of the Year Award Recipients:
For improving the quality of life for the people of Kirkland Lake
2020: Frontline Workers
2019: Kirkland Lake 100th Anniversary Committee
2018: Kirkland Lake Gold
2017: Lorraine Kiely
2016: Kirkland Lake Swampdonkeys Basketball
2015: Kirkland Lake Festivals Committee Volunteers
2014: Kirkland Lake Rotary Club
2013: KL Gold Miners Jr A Hockey Club
2012: Ministry of Natural Resources
2011: Splash Park Committee
2010: Pat Gannon & Mary Ranta
2009: Conrad Messier
2008: Angela Chiasson-Fox
2007: Doug LaBerge
2006: Frog's Breath Volunteers
2005: Hockey Heritage North Volunteers
2004: Kirkland Lake Gold
2003: Judy Mortson
2002: Barbara Hobson
2001: Nora Barker
2000: Dave Bolger
1999: Rick Danis
1998: Joe Rosko
1997: Sister Georgina Grubb
1996: Irene Pochopsky
1995: Barrick Gold Corporation
1994: Blue Diamond Anniversary Com.
1993: Albert Dinel
1992: Mary Ann Taylor
1991: Norm Connelly
1990: Winter Carnival Com.
1989: Eugene Ivanov
1988: KLCVI Reunion Committee
Congratulations to the Steve Cox on being named the CJKL Lifetime Achievement Award recipient for 2020.
CJKL Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients:
For improving the quality of life for the people of Kirkland Lake over many years
Kirkland Lake Arts Council
Kenogami Spring Break Committee
Kabaret Charitable Foundation
The Santa Claus Express Committee
The CJKL FM Citizen of the Year award and the CJKL FM Lifetime Achievement award are presented at the Kirkland Lake & District Chamber of Commerce's annual dinner.
The CJKL Citizen of the Year Award and the CJKL Lifetime Achievement Award are endorsed by The Corporation of the Town of Kirkland Lake.
The Selection Process:
Nominations for the CJKL FM Citizen of the Year & Lifetime Achievement awards are open to the public between December 1-31. A committee of local volunteers from the community selects the annual winner. These awards are intended to recognize volunteer efforts and should not be part of a paid position. Send detailed information on your candidate to the CJKL Citizen of the Year Award:
mail: P.O. Box 430, Kirkland Lake, P2N 3J4
drop off: 5 Kirkland Street weekdays between 8:30a-4:30p