News Application deadline approaching for community volunteer awards SHARE ON: Emma Mason, contributor, Monday, Sep. 16th, 2019 City Hall (Kara Crest, MyGrandePrairieNow.com staff) People in Grande Prairie have two weeks left to apply for two of the city’s volunteer awards. The application deadlines for the George Repka Outstanding Achievement Award and the Bill Bowes Volunteer Organization of the Year Award end on October 1st. The George Repka Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes up to three people a year who have made outstanding contributions as volunteers. The award is named after former Mayor George Repka who served on City Council for 10 years. To qualify, nominees must have over 20 years of volunteer contributions in the areas of recreation, culture or social services. The Bill Bowes Volunteer Organization of the Year Award is given to a group that has contributed to the community through services and community development. Nominees must have helped the community through things like fundraising and volunteering. The organization must also be located within the city limits. Past winners include Bandaged Paws Animal Rescue and Technical Search and Rescue. Application forms can be found on the city’s website.