Nominations are being accepted for the 2009 Educator of the Year. This award, also known as the Sir Mackenzie Bowell Award, is presented to a person who has demonstrated meritorious service to education in Hastings County or Prince Edward County. The nominee must be active in education during the current year.
Nominations should include brief, factual statements of the nominee’s contribution to education in Hastings County or Prince Edward County under the following headings: Academic, Cultural, and/or Recreational, through the person’s vocation and/or avocation, locally and/or regionally, for the child, adolescent and/or adult, through professional organization and/or community service organizations.
Sir Mackenzie Bowell Reception
Date: Thursday, May 7, 2009
Time: 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Bay of Quinte Country Club, 1830 Old Hwy#2, Belleville
This year’s event marks the 43rd anniversary of the Sir Mackenzie Bowell Award. The award recognizes outstanding educators in Hastings County and Prince Edward County.
Nominations should not exceed 10 pages. Submissions must be submitted no later than April 20, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. in care of: Albert College, Attention: Education Week Committee, 160 Dundas Street West, Belleville, Ontario K8P 1A6.
BACKGROUND ON SIR MACKENZIE BOWELL
Sir Mackenzie Bowell (1823 – 1917) was a strong supporter of education and an active promoter of Hastings County. Bowell was elected to the Belleville Board of Education and served as chairperson of that board from 1856 to 1867. He served as editor and proprietor of The Intelligencer for many years and helped form the Belleville Board of Trade (Chamber of Commerce) in 1865. In his editorials, he stressed education as a key to development and championed the growth of Belleville and Hastings County as a whole. Politically, he distinguished himself as a federal cabinet member, a senator, and Canada’s fifth prime minister (1894 – 1896).
For information, please contact:
Sandy Smith, Community Engagement Coordinator, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2270.