2019 Community Spirit Award Call for Submissions

Nova Scotians are being asked to show off their pride in their communities by submitting a nomination for the 2019 Lieutenant Governor’s Community Spirit Award.

The call for submissions for this year's award was announced today, March 1. The award, established by then Lt.-Gov. Mayann Francis in 2007, celebrates the power, strength and diversity of communities across Nova Scotia.

The award is administered by the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage and up to four communities are honoured each year. Recipients are chosen by a selection committee based on community applications that best fit the award’s criteria. Communities that are selected promote citizen engagement, civic pride and have a positive outlook on the future.

The lieutenant governor will visit the winning communities to participate in the celebrations and present a hand-crafted crystal award.

"During our visits around Nova Scotia, Patsy and I have been incredibly impressed by people’s desire and energy to make their communities wonderful places to live, said Lt.-Gov. Arthur J. LeBlanc. “It is important that we acknowledge this spirit and recognize those areas of our province that go the extra mile to create viable and positive environments for their residents.”

Last year’s winning communities were:

  • Cole Harbour
  • Glooscap First Nation
  • North Mountain Community
  • The Prospect Communities

The deadline to submit applications is midnight on Tuesday, April 30. Applications can be found online at https://cch.novascotia.ca/investing-in-our-future/community-spirit-award .