Freedom of the City and Scroll of Honour
According to the Community Charter, Council may, by unanimous vote, confer Freedom of the Municipality on a distinguished person, or a distinguished unit of the armed forces of Canada or another nation.
Unless the council revokes the honour, a person given freedom of the municipality or the commander of the armed forces unit, as applicable,
- is deemed to be an elector of the municipality and is eligible to be registered as such and to vote in an election for mayor or councillor, and
- despite any other enactment, if the person is a Canadian citizen, is deemed to be qualified to be nominated, be elected and hold office on the council.
City of Duncan Freedom of the City Privileges
In addition to the privileged outlined in the Community Charter, in the City of Duncan Freeman Recipients are:
- Invited to attend all civic functions.
- Named first on the Voters’ List.
- Provided unrestricted parking in paid parking lots and 2 and 3 hour parking spaces.
Scroll of Honour
The City of Duncan Scroll of Honour was developed to honour individuals who have given valuable service to the people of Duncan through voluntary work; this prestigious honour is just one step below Freeman of the City Award.
Applications to nominate someone for the Scroll of Honour are considered in October of each year with the award being presented at the Special Meeting of City Council on the first Monday of December. Their names are also listed on the Scroll in City Hall.
Should you wish to nominate an individual to receive a Scroll of Honour, please submit applications to the Corporate Services Department by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail/drop off to the City of Duncan, 200 Craig Street, Duncan, BC V9L 1W3. Include your name and contact information, along with the name of the individual you are wishing to nominate, and an outline citing the reasons why you believe this individual should receive this award.
Persons being nominated must have a minimum of 15 years of community volunteer service in order to be considered and it is only bestowed on individuals (not groups). Elected Officials, while in office, are ineligible.