Volunteers contribute their time, passion and expertise in their community every day, making a significant impact on the lives of Nova Scotians. The Province of Nova Scotia appreciates this valuable contribution. Through events such as the International Day of the Volunteer, National Volunteer Week, and the Provincial Volunteer Awards, the province strives to raise the profile of volunteers and to honour their contributions.
Volunteers from across Nova Scotia were honoured on April 12 at the 36th annual Provincial Volunteer Awards in Halifax.
More than 70 dedicated volunteers, nominated by people in the communities they work so hard to improve, received a well-deserved thank you. Recipients were presented with their awards by Lieutenant Governor Mayann Francis and Minister of Volunteerism Marilyn More.
The Provincial Volunteer Awards also served as an early kick-off to National Volunteer Week, celebrated April 18 to 24.
Recognizing Youth Volunteers
From Sydney to Yarmouth, and all points in between, young people are making a difference across Nova Scotia. The province welcomed 45 youth, all nominees of three provincial volunteer awards, to a luncheon on March 29.
These youth, nominees of three prestigious provincial volunteer awards, had the opportunity to network with fellow volunteers and talk to government ministers about their contributions to Nova Scotia.
Most importantly, the young volunteers were given a much deserved thank you from the province they serve. Marilyn More, Minister of Volunteerism, Ross Landry, Minister of Justice, Denise Peterson-Rafuse, Minister of Community Services, and MLA Mat Whynott were on hand to thank these volunteers personally.
“The work that you are all doing is making a difference in your communities – you should be very proud,” said More. “Your work is improving the lives of your fellow Nova Scotians.”