Two Nova Scotia communities have been awarded the Lieutenant Governor Community Spirit Award and one is on Cape Breton Island.
Judique, Inverness Co., and Weymouth Falls, Digby Co., are the recipients for 2022.
Lt.-Gov. Arthur J. LeBlanc says both communities demonstrate civic engagement and vibrant initiatives that celebrate the diversity, culture and heritage of community members.
“I am constantly impressed by the determination and heart that exists in communities across the province.
Nova Scotians demonstrate their amazing spirit and resourcefulness by improving the lives of those around them and advocating for positive change in their regions, municipalities and towns.”
The Department of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage administers the award program.
Recipients are chosen by a selection committee based on evidence of citizen engagement, civic pride and a positive outlook on the future of the community.
Pat Dunn, Minister of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage says Judique and Weymouth Falls were selected because of they are strong communities.
I want to thank and congratulate the citizens and volunteers of Judique and Weymouth Falls for their commitment to create inclusive and resilient communities focused on collective growth and prosperity.”
48 communities across the province have received the award since 2008.