Published Friday, September 25, 2009
Six winners from Cape Breton to Clare are celebrating their innovative collaboration and success after the three-day Celebrating Communities Conference and Awards in Truro.
The three-day conference hosted delegates representing more than 200 community organizations, advocacy groups, post-secondary institutions, governments and the private sector, gathered to discuss the best in community development.
Congratulations to all the award nominees and to the winners who certainly demonstrate the flavour of community excellence. I am very proud of these achievements and trust that they will inspire similar innovation and collaboration in communities across the province. It is only by working together that we can achieve our vision.”
Percy Paris, Minister of Economic and Rural Development
This conference is a showcase for all the excellent community economic development work being done in this province. I congratulate all the award winners and finalists for their vision and dedication. The individuals who are being recognized this evening are contributing to the long-term economic prosperity of Nova Scotia and Canada, just as our government is doing with the Economic Action Plan.”
Peter MacKay, National Defence Minister
We are pleased to be celebrating so much success here in Truro-Colchester Region. The award winners, and every finalist too, have such great stories of inspiration, determination and accomplishment - my congratulations is extended to all of them.”
Jo Ann Fewer, Executive Director, Colchester Regional Development Agency
There are challenges everyday, but you get through them. Winning this award is so great for these students.”
Gerard, Livingstone, Unama'ki Student Firewood