The evening will feature a showcase of up to 35 registered Character Community Organizations, Mayor and Council presenting certificates and character packages to new organizations, honouring York Region Character Award Nominees for 2008 from Richmond Hill, as well as entertainment by local school choirs and bands.
The Town is a leader in the Character Community Initiative, receiving the Community of Character
award in 2006 at York Region’s first annual Character Community Awards. As a Character Community, the Town has successfully promoted the initiative both internally and externally with events, guest speakers, a monthly e-letter, networking nights, Town vehicle decals, and logo printing on all recycling bins to highlight a few. To learn more about the Town’s Character Community initiative, visit www.richmondhill.ca/charactercommunity
A Character Community is one in which elected officials, community leaders and citizens-at-large recognize and promote the importance of good character by nurturing positive character attributes. Each month, a different character attribute is highlighted in the community. October is Inclusiveness.