**** Lieutenant-Governor Release
Four Communities Recognized with Community Spirit Awards
The annual Lieutenant-Governor’s Community Spirit Awards is another way to celebrate and recognize the exemplary civic and community spirit shown by people and their communities.
“I was delighted to see applications from all over Nova Scotia for this year’s award,” said Lt.-Gov. Arthur J. LeBlanc. “Our communities have continuously shown their strength, dedication and wonderful sense of pride. The act of cohesion was clearly reflected, and I look forward to presenting the awards in the near future.”
Four communities have been chosen to receive this year’s award:
— We’koqma’q First Nation
— Portapique, Colchester County
— Main-à-Dieu, Cape Breton Regional Municipality
— Cliffs of Fundy Geopark, Cumberland County
“It is encouraging to know that we are surrounded by people who act with kindness and compassion toward each other all year long,” said Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage Minister Pat Dunn. “Whether it is supporting local businesses, providing programing for every age, prioritizing economic development, or recovering from a tragedy, Nova Scotia’s communities continue to help build a more resilient and healthier environment for all of us.”
The lieutenant-governor will present the awards at a community celebration on a later date.
For more information about the Lieutenant-Governor’s Community Spirit Awards, visit http://communityspiritaward.ca .
“We are and have always been so proud as a community, for what we have been through and what we have overcome. To be able to share our community pride with others and receive recognition, like this award, reveals that we are on the right track while giving us a reason to pause and reflect on our accomplishments. The success of this community would not be possible without the resilience of each and every community member. This is an award for everyone.”
– Storm Gould, executive director, We’koqma’q Proud
— 2008 marked the first Lieutenant-Governor’s Community Spirit Awards
— recipients of the awards are chosen by a selection committee based on community applications that best fit the award’s criteria
— up to four communities are honoured each year
— non-profits in Nova Scotia directly contribute $1 billion in gross domestic product (GDP) to the economy
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