City, County and First Nations Seek Stories of Local Covid Champions

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Peterborough, ON: Hiawatha and Curve Lake First Nations, the City of Peterborough and Peterborough County are coming together to learn about and celebrate local Covid Champions.

Beginning November 22nd, 2021 local residents are invited to pay tribute to community members who have gone above and beyond to help others during the pandemic and participate in a 4-week campaign called My Covid Champion.

Using the hashtag #mycovidchampion, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram users can nominate individuals who have stepped up. Hardcopy nomination forms will also be available at County, Township and local government offices.

Posted tributes to local Covid Champions will be re-shared through local traditional media and social media, filling our community with expressions of gratitude.

And because the words “thank you” or “miigwetch” sometimes aren’t enough, Covid Champions and those who nominate them will qualify to receive one of 8 locally-sourced gift baskets valued at $250 each. A random draw the week of December 13th will be held to determine the gift basket recipients.

When nominating a Covid Champion, residents are encouraged to consider essential service providers, healthcare workers, first responders, friends and neighbours.

How to nominate:

  1. Go to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
  2. Choose whom you would like to nominate as your Covid Champion.
  3. Write a brief tribute to your Champion, saying why they should be nominated.
  4. Be sure to include the hashtag #mycovidchampion 5. (Optional) Tag your COVID Champion and one or all the following: @PtboCounty, @curvelakefirstnation, @CityPtbo, @hiawathafirstnation.

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not tag the City, County or a First Nation, please ensure your post is shared publicly in order to qualify for the gift basket.

For more information or to schedule a media interview, please contact Impact Communications at 705-931-3282, or email