Wallace Receives Spirit Award

A Cumberland County community has been recognized for its dedication to citizen engagement and civic pride.

Wallace is one of three Nova Scotian communities selected for the 2013 Lieutenant Governor’s Community Spirit Award.

Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant presented the award at a community picnic today, Sept. 28, at the Wallace Recreation Field. The community received an original piece of Nova Scotian Crystal.

“As the Queen’s representative in Nova Scotia, I am proud to honour the people of Wallace for their determination to overcome the challenges they face as a rural community and for their extraordinary efforts to enhance the quality of life for all their members,” said Lt.-Gov. Grant.

Warren Hebb, who nominated Wallace, highlighted the community’s response to a fire that destroyed the only gas station in the area, its local history and year-round festivals as key examples of community engagement.

“It is the countless hours provided by volunteers that make communities like Wallace good places to live in Nova Scotia,” said Mr. Hebb. “Nearly everyone will do what they can to assist a community endeavour be more successful.”

In March, Nova Scotians nominated communities for the Lieutenant Governor’s Community Spirit Award. The department of Communities, Culture and Heritage co-ordinates the award, and applicants who best fit the award criteria are chosen by an independent selection committee.

Along with Wallace, other 2013 recipients include Ballantynes Cove/Cape George, Antigonish Co., and Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation, Antigonish Co.

For more information, visit http://communityspiritaward.ca .

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