The 2024 Hay River Community Spirit Awards Nominations are open. Nominations are available by clicking the link in the top right corner of the Hay River website or going to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K8J98TR
. Nominations close on January 2, 2024 at 5pm.
The 11 awards are:
YOUTH VOLUNTEER AWARD – Nominee must be 19 years of age or younger and have volunteered on behalf of or within the Town of Hay River for at least two (2) years.
SENIOR VOLUNTEER AWARD – This award is presented to a senior 55 years of age or older who, through their volunteer efforts, has made a significant contribution to the community and demonstrated their commitment to being a positive leader today and in the future.
COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT AWARD – This individual or organization prioritizes the cleanliness and appearance of our community by beautifying our community, cleaning up garbage etc. This individual or organization takes strides and pride in the presentation of our community.
ARTS & CULTURE AWARD – This award is presented to an individual or group that has enhanced our community through their support or promotion of arts and culture, including music, visual, performing, or the literary arts
COMMUNITY SPIRIT INITIATIVE AWARD – This award is presented to a Supportive organization that has significantly enhanced the Town spirit and growth through their contribution, commitment and leadership in the areas of charitable giving and civic engagement. This organization iniciatives support and programming on a ongoing basis to ensure our community events take place and lift our community spirit..
GOOD NEIGHBOUR AWARD – This award is presented to someone who embodies what it means to be a good neighbour. This award recognizes and celebrates the simple acts of kindness and compassion that help create connected and vibrant neighbourhoods.
GOOD BUSINESS AWARD – This award is presented to an Hay River business that has shown its commitment to assisting Hay River’s economic prosperity, corporate responsibility, and community involvement through its ongoing support of charitable causes, events, or programs.
DIVERSITY AWARD – This award is presented to an individual, group or business which has contributed to making the Town of Hay River a more accessible and/or diverse place to live, work and play for all people regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, or disability
COMMUNITY SAFETY AWARD – Presented to an individual or organization that is dedicated to the development, promotion or support of initiatives that improve community safety. This award recognizes how safer communities only happen when individuals take action to make a difference
TRAIL BLAZER AWARD -This Award recognizes an individual that takes the time and initiative to clear and groom trails in our community. This dedicated person little do they know, are opening the door to the exploration of our cultural land and abundant nature reserves for both our local residents and tourists to utilize and enjoy!
CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARD – The Town of Hay River’s Citizen of the Year Award is an annual award recognizing the exceptional contributions made by a local citizen to our community. The award recipient has demonstrated all-round community involvement rather than a specific activity or contribution.