Nominations Open for Lieutenant Governor's Community Spirit Award

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Nova Scotians are encouraged to highlight the great work being done in their communities by nominating them for the 2015 Lieutenant Governor's Community Spirit Award. 

The program brings attention to community achievements and shares impressive efforts being made throughout Nova Scotia.

"This award celebrates the extraordinary resilience, kindness and creativity that abounds in communities across the province," said Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant. "I encourage Nova Scotians to share their stories of collective achievement and civic pride by nominating their communities for this award."

The Communities, Culture and Heritage Department manages the program, which has up to four recipients each year. A committee selects the nominations that best fit the award's criteria. 

"Nova Scotia is blessed with a rich and vibrant population made up of many diverse communities," said Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Tony Ince. "This program is an important way to honour those people and places that have made this province what it is today."

Recipients will be honoured at community celebrations this spring and summer. Lt.-Gov. Grant will present a handcrafted award that stays in the community. 

The 2014 winners were Amherst, Bridgewater, St. Peter's and the Sackville area.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 27, and applications and information are available at