Community Spirit Award Call for Submissions

Nova Scotians now have a chance to show off their pride and nominate their community for the 2019 Lieutenant Governor’s Community Spirit Award.

The award, established by then Lt.-Gov. Mayann Francis in 2007, celebrates the power, strength and diversity of communities. The criteria for the award includes promoting citizen engagement, holding civic pride, and having a positive outlook on the future, and up to four communities are chosen by selection committee each year.

Winning communities are visited by the lieutenant governor who participates in celebrations and presents 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 award process is administered by the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage, and the deadline to submit applications is midnight on Tuesday, April 30. Applications can be found online at .