Watch live: 49th annual Provincial Volunteer Awards ceremony

NS Government Release:

Nova Scotians who generously volunteer their time to enrich their communities year after year will be honoured today, September 25, at the 49th annual Provincial Volunteer Awards ceremony.

“This year, volunteers have been instrumental to the success of large-scale celebrations, including the 2023 North American Indigenous Games, and responded to extraordinary challenges due to severe weather events,” said Lt.-Gov. Arthur J. LeBlanc. “The level of dedication and courage that I have witnessed will remain with me for years to come. I thank all volunteers for their service.”

Sixty-seven volunteers were chosen to receive representative awards. Three specialty awards will also be presented at the ceremony in Halifax: the Youth Volunteer Award, the Family Volunteer Award and the Nova Scotia Strong Award. Details about the award recipients are available at:

The ceremony will be livestreamed at 1 p.m. at: (Ed note: Player is also below)

“Volunteers are the heart of our Nova Scotian communities,” said Barbara Adams, Minister of Seniors and Long-Term Care, on behalf of Allan MacMaster, Minister responsible for the Voluntary Sector. “Hundreds of Nova Scotians tirelessly dedicate numerous hours year after year to make our province a better place. Each volunteer’s contribution is invaluable, and we extend our heartfelt gratitude for the positive impact they make.”

“To be selected as this year’s recipient of the N.S. Strong provincial volunteer award is very special for our organization. Volunteer leadership was the backbone of the Rath Eastlink Community Centre’s ability to quickly emerge from the pandemic and deliver such a dynamic variety of live entertainment and recreational services for the community. It is a real honor to receive this award as it is a symbol of our gratitude for the selfless and dedicated contributions made by our volunteers”
       – Matt Moore, General Manager, Rath Eastlink Community Centre, Truro

Quick Facts:
— more than 410,000 Nova Scotians volunteer each year, contributing almost 79 million hours to their communities
— the Provincial Volunteer Awards include representative (individual) volunteer awards selected by each municipality and Mi’kmaw community

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