Symphony seeks heroes

The Vancouver Island Symphony will honour everyday heroes at its Heroes Forever concert Jan. 28

The Vancouver Island Symphony, while honouring heroes like the men and women of the RCMP, fire rescue service, coast guard and paramedics, will also honour everyday heroes at its Heroes Forever concert Jan. 28.

Because heroes come from all walks of life, the 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 from everyday deeds of courage through to life-giving sacrifices.

Four everyday heroes will be selected and notified by Jan. 9, and will receive four complimentary tickets to the concert at the Port Theatre, where they will be honoured.

Their nominators will receive two complimentary tickets to attend the celebratory concert and all nominations will be on display for the community to view at the symphony’s Community Day Feb. 18 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Nominations must explain in 200 words or less why a person is a hero. Forms can be picked up at the symphony office at 150 Commercial St., or downloaded from

The deadline for submission is  Friday (Dec. 9). Nominations can be faxed to 250-754-0165 or sent by e-mail to