Cultural, Heritage and Special Awards Advisory Committee

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  • To advise and make recommendations to Council on all matters with respect to tourism and culture in the Town of Tillsonburg;

  • To advise and make recommendations to Council on all matters related to properties of architectural and historical significance;

  • To receive nominations and make recommendations to Council for the Citizen of the Year;

  • To receive nominations and select nominees for the Volunteer Recognition Program;
  • To provide commemorative naming options to Council.

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Terms of Reference 
View a copy of the Cultural, Heritage and Special Awards Advisory Committee's Terms of Reference
Committee Composition 
The Cultural, Heritage and Special Awards Advisory Committee shall be comprised of seven (7) members, including one (1) member of Town Council and six (6) members of the  public, with a maximum of nine (9) members.
Meeting Time & Location
The Cultural, Heritage and Special Awards Advisory Committee meets on the first Wednesday of each month. Meetings are held at 4:30 p.m. and are currently being held electronically.
Agendas and Minutes
To view agendas and minutes please search the Town Meetings Calendar or the Town of Tillsonburg's Online Records Archive
Cultural Grants

Cultural Grants will be awarded to initiatives that result in a unique contribution to the cultural life of the community or that promote activities in support of the artistic, historical or lifestyle heritage of the Town.

Century Plaque Program

The purpose of the Century Plaque Program is to identify and celebrate the built heritage in the Town of Tillsonburg.

Properties eligible to participate in the Century Plaque Program must have been constructed 100 years ago or more at the time of application. The property must be located within the boundaries of the Town of Tillsonburg.

Volunteer Achievement Award

The Town of Tillsonburg Volunteer Achievement Awards recognize individuals who make significant, sustained contributions to the community as a volunteer.

Volunteer Achievement Awards are given for unpaid contributions in the following four categories: 

  1. Sports, recreation and education
  2. Arts, culture and heritage
  3. Seniors and youth
  4. Civic

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Citizen of the Year Award

Each year the Town of Tillsonburg recognizes an individual who makes an outstanding contribution to the Town of Tillsonburg, with no expectation of personal gain.

Nominations for Citizen of the Year are received on an annual basis. Volunteering of personal time and talent towards the betterment of our community are hallmarks of this award. Nominees can be recommended either for outstanding contributions to the community in the past year, or over a number of years.

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