Dogwood nominations now being accepted




Do you know of an individual or group that has made a significant contribution to culture and heritage in Norfolk?

If so, Norfolk County wants to hear from you.

Norfolk’s heritage and culture department issued a call last week for nominations for its annual Dogwood Awards.

The Dogwoods are handed out each year in four categories. There is an individual award, a group award, a youth award and an award for lifetime achievement.

“Norfolk County’s vibrant heritage and culture community has been built on the tireless efforts of countless dedicated individuals and groups,” Melissa Collver, Norfolk’s manager of heritage and culture, said in a news release.

“If you know someone whom you feel is deserving of acknowledgement for their hard work or innovation, please submit a nomination.”

When the county speaks of heritage, it is thinking of architectural preservation, preservation and promotion of Norfolk rich natural heritage, Norfolk’s vibrant multicultural past, and contributions to the preservation and promotion of the county’s social history.

In the area of culture, the county cites visual arts, performing arts, literary arts, crafts, music and media arts as examples.

Dogwood nomination forms are available at county museums and cultural sites and at Suite 200 of Norfolk’s administration building on Robinson Street in downtown Simcoe.

Nomination forms can also be downloaded and printed from .

The deadline for filing nominations is Saturday, March 31 at 4:30 p.m. Forms can be mailed, faxed, hand-delivered or emailed.