2014 Awards Nominations

     August 21, 2014
    Posted by NWT Recreation and Parks Association


    The NWT Recreation and Parks Association recognizes dedicated recreation professionals and volunteers in northern communities for their continuing efforts and achievements in promoting recreation and active living for all northerners.

    For the 2014 Nominator’s Guide click here!

    Deadline for nominations is Monday September 15th, 2014.

    Each year the NWTRPA awards 4 different awards to individuals in the NWT…

    The Scott McAdam Youth Leadership Award recognizes a youth under the age of 24 for outstanding achievements and contribution towards improving the quality of life of residents in their community through volunteerism, work experience and studies.

    Who was Scott McAdam? Scott McAdam was the Recreation Director in Fort Simpson when he passed away in 2001. Previously he was the Recreation Coordinator in both Aklavik and Tuktoyaktuk. Scott was one of the founders of the Beaufort Delta Sahtu Recreation Association and also served on the Board of Directors for the NWTRPA. Scott was very passionate about recreation and worked and volunteered for his communities in many capacities.

    The Innovation Award recognizes a community, organization, or individual in the NWT that has developed a new program, facility or approach to recreation and parks services. Award recipient will demonstrate a commitment to improving access and opportunities for community residents to choose an active and healthy lifestyle.

    The Award of Excellence recognizes an individual, organization, or community that significantly contributes to recreation and parks development in the NWT. Award recipients will demonstrate professionalism, community engagement, and significant achievements in the delivery of recreation and parks services. The Award of Excellence recognizes achievement at the community, regional, territorial, and/or national level.

    Honourary Life Membership recognizes a member who has made an outstanding contribution to the recreation and parks field, who has significantly served the NWT Recreation and Parks Association and is nearing, or completed, the end of their careers in the recreation field. This award may recognize individuals or organizations.