Nova Scotia Seeks Nominations for Lieutenant Governor's Community Spirit Award

Does your community have spirit? The province is encouraging communities to show it by submitting nominations for the Lieutenant Governor's Community Spirit Award.

The award celebrates the power, strength and diversity of vibrant communities across Nova Scotia. It profiles their achievements and increases their visibility through a formal recognition program.

Up to four Nova Scotian communities receive the award each year. Recipients are chosen by a selection committee based on community applications that best fit the award criteria. Communities selected promote citizen engagement, civic pride and a positive outlook on the future.

The Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage will administer the award for this first time this year. The United Way had administered the program since its inception in 2008.

Communities selected for the Lieutenant Governor's Community Spirit Award will be honoured at a community celebration. Lt.-Gov. Grant will attend, present a hand-crafted award that stays in the community and unveil a sign for display. Communities will also receive $1,500 to put towards their celebrations.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, May 17. For award applications and more information, visit http://communityspiritaward.ca.