2017 NWTRPA Award Winners!

 October 2, 2017
Posted by ryoung
The NWTRPA Honoured five individuals this week: Krystal Thompson, Faith Raymond, Marie Horassi, Nick Saturnino, and Johanna Elliot.
The NWTRPA President Tim Van Dam standing with the 2017 NWTRPA and SideDoor Award Winners. L to R: Tim Van Dam, (unknown), Faith Raymond, Nathan McPherson (standing in for Marie Horassi), Tony Devlin (standing in for Nick Saturnino), Johanna Elliot, and Leela Gilday (standing in for Krystal Thompson).

The NWTRPA President Tim Van Dam standing with the 2017 NWTRPA and SideDoor Award Winners. L to R: Tim Van Dam, Kenny Stewart, Faith Raymond, Nathan McPherson (standing in for Marie Horassi), Tony Devlin (standing in for Nick Saturnino), Johanna Elliot, and Leela Gilday (standing in for Krystal Thompson).

 
Wednesday night we welcomed guests and dignitaries to the Inuvik Community Hall for the 2017 NWTRPA Awards Banquet. The event honoured five people from across the NWT for their “continuing efforts and achievements in promoting recreation and active living for all Northerners”. During the night the SideDoor also presented the Youth Centre of Excellence Award.

There are so many recreation leaders in the territory who, everyday, are going above and beyond what is expected of them. Whether they’re a teacher, volunteer, lifeguard or an elder who is setting a good example by staying active, the Awards are our way of showing those individuals that their work is important and appreciated.

Five awards were presented at this year’s event. The winners are as follows:

  • Innovation Award – Krystal Thompson (Yellowknife)
  • Scott McAdam Youth Leadership Award – Faith Raymond (Inuvik)
  • Active Elder Award – Marie Horassi (Fort Simpson)
  • Award of Excellence – Nick Saturnino (Inuvik)
  • CPRA Award of Merit – Johanna Elliot (Yellowknife)

You can watch the awards presentation here:

If you have any questions about the Awards or nominating an individual, organization or community, contact us at admin@nwtrpa.org.