Provincial Annual Awards Program

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It’s time to celebrate the best in recreation with the 2021 Recreation NL annual awards. The Recreation NL awards were initiated to pay tribute to those exceptional individuals, organizations and communities who, through their efforts and skills, made outstanding contributions towards the betterment of the recreation movement in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Since we can’t gather in person to present the 2021 awards, this year we’re going to have a virtual ceremony during the week of November 15-19, 2021! Each day of the week, we will announce the award recipients and highlight their accomplishments.

Follow along on social media to help us celebrate the 2021 Recreation NL Awards.

2021 Submission Deadline:  **EXTENDED** September 30, 2021

Awards Flyer

ACTIVE COMMUNITIES AWARD

Recognizes the achievements of communities who have worked to create places, spaces and opportunities for people to be active and engage in their communities. Nomination Form

Criteria

1)  Makes significant contributions to the recreation field

2)  Selections can be members or non-members of Recreation NL

3) Works to create facilities, open spaces and opportunities for people to be active and engage in their communities

4)  Engages citizens in planning for physical activity infrastructure and programs within the community

5)  Demonstrates the very best of active community leadership

6)  Implements activities for all ages and abilities in your community

7)  Develops partnerships within the community that supports physical activity programming.

Submission Requirements

Description of contributions the community has made for permanent improvement in the field of recreation. Other supporting documents can include community partnerships, photos, previous recognitions, videos, newspaper clippings, letters and press releases.

BRIDGING THE GAP AWARD

Presented to an individual, group, program or facility that has furthered the inclusion of persons with disabilities within the area of recreation, sport and active living. Nomination Form

Criteria

General:

1) Individuals/organizations making significant contributions to the recreation field
2) A minimum of 5 years of service with an organization, community or as an individual

3) Selections can be members or non-members of Recreation NL
4) Previous award recipients are not eligible for nomination

Specific

1)  Demonstrates how an individual, group, program or a facility has contributed to the full inclusion of persons with disabilities within their respective communities.

2)  Demonstrates the ability of removing barriers for people in order to participate in recreation and physical activities within the community.

3)  Demonstrates a positive culture of inclusion and accessibility.

4)  Provides awareness and education around the importance of inclusion within the community.

5)  Offers fully inclusive recreation and physical activity program opportunities for people of all ages and abilities.

Submission Requirements

Description of contributions the individual/group has made for permanent improvement for the public benefit. Other supporting documents can include community partnerships, recognitions, photos, videos, newspaper clippings, letters and press releases.

COMMUNITY HEALTHY EATING AWARD (NEW AWARD!)

Recognizes the achievements of communities or organizations that have worked to create a healthier food environment in their facilities, programs and events. Nomination Form

Criteria

Communities or organizations that have been involved with at least three (3) of the following criteria, for at least the last five (5) years:

  1. Adopted a Healthy Eating Policy.
  2. Formed a committee to help plan and implement healthy eating objectives.
  3. Provided education or programming relating to food literacy (e.g., cooking classes, community garden, etc.)
  4. Provided opportunities for people to enjoy healthy food and beverages in community facilities, programs and/or events (e.g., provided healthy options at a community event, facility canteen, etc.)
  5. Encouraged other community groups/organizations to promote and support healthy eating.
  6. Built partnerships with other community organizations and businesses to promote healthy eating.

Submission Requirements

Description of contributions the community or organization has made to promote and support healthy eating. Other supporting documents can include photos, previous recognitions, videos, newspaper clippings, letters and press releases.

CY HOSKINS MEMORIAL AWARD OF MERIT 

Recognizes a recreation practitioner who has made significant contributions to the growth and development of recreation. Nomination Form

Criteria

1)  The individual has made significant contributions to the field of recreation through such areas as growth, development and/or enhancement of recreation on a national, provincial and local level.

2)  Recipient must have contributed a minimum of 10 years to the field of recreation.

3)  Outstanding and committed leadership through participation on committees, development of partnerships, and recognition through other awards.

4)  Selection can be members or non-members of Recreation NL.

5)  Previous award recipients are not eligible for selection.

Submission Requirements

Description of contributions the individual has made for permanent improvement for public benefit. Other supporting documents can include: photos, recognitions, videos, newspaper clippings, letters and press releases

VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION AWARDS

Volunteer of the Year & Volunteer Group of the Year Presented to a volunteer and a volunteer group for their outstanding efforts and invaluable contributions to the development of recreation. Nomination Form

Criteria

1)  Individuals/Groups making significant contributions to the recreation field

2)  A minimum of 5 years of service with an organization, community or as an individual

3)  Selections can be members or non-members of Recreation NL

4)  Previous Pitcher Plant award (former volunteer award) winners are not eligible for nomination

5)  All achievements must be voluntary/unpaid in nature

Submission Requirements

Description of contributions the individual/group has made for permanent improvement for public benefit. Other supporting documents can include photos, years of dedication, recognitions, photos, videos, newspaper clippings, partnerships, letters and press releases.