VIDEO: Provincial volunteer awards will be presented to the RECC in September


Dignitaries present at the announcement. (Dagley Media photo)

TRURO: People can now nominate outstanding Nova Scotians for the annual Provincial Volunteer Awards to recognize the contributions of volunteers to organizations and communities.

This year marks the 50th anniversaryTh Voluntary award ceremony.

Details were announced on April 12 at the Rath Eastlink Community Center in Truro, where the awards ceremony will take place on September 18.

Actor Jonathan Torrens will host and singer Heather Rankin and others will perform.

The sign in front of the RECC. (Dagley Media photo)



“Every day, Nova Scotians share their time, skills, compassion and creativity to support the well-being of our neighbors and communities,” said Dave Ritcey, MLA for Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River, on behalf of Allan MacMaster . Minister responsible for the voluntary sector.

“This year marks a significant milestone as we celebrate 50 years of recognizing the positive impact volunteers have made in the lives of others.”

Nova Scotians can nominate people in three categories:

– the Youth Volunteer Award for a volunteer aged 13 to 24

– the Family Volunteer Award, which honors a family of two or more people living in the same community

– the Nova Scotia Strong Award, which recognizes resilience in a time of tragedy or struggle.

For forms and more information, visit:


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The winners are selected by a citizens' committee.

Each Nova Scotia community and Mi'kmaw community also selects representative (individual) volunteers to receive the Volunteer of the Year award. Nova Scotians can contact their local municipality or Mi'kmaw community for details.

Fast Facts:

– Deadline for nominations is May 23rd

– National Volunteer Week takes place from April 14th to 20th this year

– More than 410,000 Nova Scotians volunteer each year, contributing nearly 79 million hours