Nova Scotia Celebrates Volunteers

April 1rst, Nova Scotia held the 45th annual Provincial Volunteer Award Ceremony, and is part of National Volunteer Week. Held in honour of the selfless contributions of volunteers, the ceremony is an important part of recognizing the importance of volunteerism in our province.

More than 70 volunteers from across the province came together, and were celebrated in three award categories: the Representative Volunteer Award, the Youth Volunteer Award, and the Family Volunteer Award.

“When people come together for good, the possibilities are endless”

Each First Nations and municipality in Nova Scotia selected one individual per community for the representative award.

“There are thousands of volunteers in Nova Scotia who give generously of their time and expertise,” said Mr. Glavine. “They are living proof that when people come together for good, the possibilities are endless.”

This years Family award was given to The Little family from Yarmouth, who have collectively contributed over 40 years of volunteer service to the community over the past 11 years.

“The biggest reason we volunteer together as a family is because it is the right thing to do, to give back to our community,” said Jeff Little, father and Family Award Recipient. “Also, it allows us to be together as a family and to bond while doing something we all love.”

For details about award winners around the province, visit