The following has been shared with us by Local 374.
THE KIM MANTON SPIRIT AWARD
In honour of the life of Kim Manton who passed away June 26, 2020.
Kim graduated with a degree in Sociology and through the years worked for CUPE Local 50, CUPE Local 1978, the Faculty of Education at the University of Victoria, as Labour Coordinator for United Way, and NDP Caucus Outreach Manager.
Kim had a passion for social justice and was a well-known respected labour and political activist with a sunny disposition who created enthusiasm, passion and energy that made you want to work harder, do more and reach further to make the world a better place.
Kim contributed significantly to her community through voluntary service, always giving 110 % of herself, she was a true inspiration to any who met her.
To publicly recognize a person’s outstanding achievements around social justice with the view that everyone deserves equal economic, political and social rights and opportunities, particularly those in the greatest need.
This monetary award ($500) recognizes an individual who has contributed significantly, working toward improving the lives of others. It may involve a variety of projects, groups and/or programs.
CRITERIA AND ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
• Nominators must be a CUPE 374 member in good standing.
• Nominations are open to any person living within the Capital Regional District.
• Nominees must demonstrate outstanding community service and/or extraordinary volunteer contributions to the community within the Capital Regional District.
• Nominators are strongly encouraged to provide supporting documentation, which may include letters of recommendation, newspaper articles, videos, photos.
Please submit nominations by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 31, 2020. The award winner will be announced in November on our website (www.cupe374.ca), Facebook and Instagram pages.