Each year, the NWTRPA presents awards to celebrate and recognize dedicated recreation professionals and volunteers in northern communities for their continuing efforts and achievements in promoting recreation and active living for all northerners.
2022 NWTRPA Award Winners
For over 20 years, the NWTRPA Awards Program has been celebrating and recognizing recreation professionals and volunteers in northern communities for their efforts and achievements in promoting recreation and active living for all northerners.
NWTRPA is working to implement recommendations from an Awards review in an effort to decolonize the program. The NWTRPA has updated terminology, nomination forms, criteria, the selection committee composition, and provided options for the physical award and recognition. This year each recipient selected how they wished to receive their award in their community. These events honoured the winners for their continuing efforts and achievements in promoting recreation and active living for all Northerners.
In March 2023, the NWTRPA celebrated the Innovation Award Ceremony at the Annual Ediwa Weyallon Handgames Tournament in Behchokǫ̀, NT. The Scott McAdam Youth Leadership Award and Elder Award were celebrated at the Community Hall in Inuuvik/Inuvik, NT. For the physical awards, each recipient selected framed photo/art from local artists from the NWT. The Honourary Life Membership Award and CPRA Award of Merit celebration will likely take place at the 2023 NWTRPA Annual Conference.
The 2022 award recipients:
Scott McAdam Youth Leadership Award – Alaina Joe Beaudin (Inuuvik / Inuvik)
Elder Award – Jeffrey Amos (Inuuvik / Inuvik)
CPRA Award of Merit – Shawna McLeod (Tthebacha / Fort Smith)
Innovation Award – Mercedes Rabesca (Behchokǫ̀)
Honourary Life Membership Award: – Colin MacPherson (Sǫ̀mba K’è / Yellowknife)
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Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) Awards Program
The Canadian Parks and Recreation Association launched its awards program in January 2014 to nationally recognize individuals who have demonstrated a high level of commitment, passion and leadership in the parks and recreation sector.
The CPRA Awards Program celebrates the collective and collaborative efforts between the local parks and recreation professionals and organizations (such as the NWTRPA and its members) to the national work being undertaken by the CPRA.
All nominations are submitted by CPRA provincial/territorial member associations. If you have a candidate to nominate, please contact the NWT Recreation and Parks Association to submit a nomination for the award.
For more information on the CPRA Awards Program, please contact email@example.com.