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Calling for nominations for Educator of the Year—the Sir Mackenzie Bowell Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the Educator of the Year, also known as the Sir Mackenzie Bowell Award. Students, colleagues, parents/guardians, community partners and the general public are invited to submit award nominations for any person who has made an outstanding contribution to education in Hastings and/or Prince Edward counties.

The 2013 Educator of the Year will be presented with the Sir Mackenzie Bowell Award at a public reception on Monday, May 6, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Education Centre, 156 Ann Street, Belleville, Ontario.

This year marks the 47th anniversary of the Sir Mackenzie Bowell Award. Past recipients have included school administrators, teachers, educational assistants, support staff and volunteers.


The Sir Mackenzie Bowell Award Committee is composed of representatives from:

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 more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, [email protected]