Nova Scotians are invited to share their hometown pride by submitting a nomination for the Lieutenant Governor’s Community Spirit Award.
The call for submissions was announced Friday and the award, first launched in 2007, celebrates the strength and diversity of communities across Nova Scotia.
“Nova Scotia is characterized by communities that are comprised of like-minded individuals and organizations that strive to make this province a wonderful place in which to live,” said Lieutenant-Governor Arthur J. LeBlanc in a release Friday. “During my first year as Lieutenant Governor, I have been greatly impressed by the tremendous civic pride I have witnessed during my visits around 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 for the award 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 them a hand-crafted crystal award.
Last year's winning communities were Big Tancook Island in Lunenburg County and West Pubnico in Yarmouth County.