The Vancouver Island Symphony, while honouring heroes like our men and women of the R.C.M.P., fire fighters, coast guard and paramedics, will also honour everyday heroes in their dramatic concert Heroes Forever, being conducted by Pierre Simard on Saturday, January 28 at the Port Theatre.
Because heroes come from all walks of life, the VI Symphony is inviting nominations for an everyday hero, be they a friend, neighbour, co-worker, family member, teacher, or anyone who resides between Ladysmith and Nanoose Bay and is known to have made a difference by what may seem like the smallest of everyday deeds of courage through to life-giving sacrifices.
Four everyday heroes will be selected and notified by January 9, 2012, and will receive four complimentary tickets to Heroes Forever, where they will be honoured. Their nominators will receive two complimentary tickets to attend this celebratory concert and all nominations will be on display for the community to view at the Symphony’s Community Day on Saturday, February 18, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Nominators (adults and children) are asked to fill in a form explaining in 200 words or less why their person is a hero. Forms can be picked up at the VI Symphony office (250-754-0177) or downloaded from www.vancouverislandsymphony.com. They are to be submitted to the VI Symphony office by Friday, December 9. They can be mailed to Box 661, Nanaimo BC V9R 5L9, or dropped off in person at 150 Commercial Street (Wharf Street entrance), faxed to 250-754-0165 or sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. — Submitted