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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR’S AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FOR L’ACADIE AND FRANCOPHONIE

If you know someone who has makes a difference in the Francophone community and across the province, you can now nominate them for the Lieutenant-Governor’s Award of Excellence for l’Acadie and Francophonie.

 

The Award will recognize individuals whose social, economic or cultural contributions make a difference in the Francophone community and in Nova Scotia as a whole. 

 

The award was created in August 2020 by the Office of the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia and the Office of Acadian Affairs and Francophonie. It is customary for Nova Scotia’s lieutenant-governors to establish awards that recognize excellence during their time in office. Lt.-Gov. LeBlanc is the first Acadian to serve as Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia.

“I am happy to recognize residents whose social, economic or cultural contributions have promoted and advanced the francophone community in Nova Scotia,” said Lt-Gov. Arthur J. LeBlanc. “The award program provides an opportunity to celebrate the French language, along with the community’s historic roots; the work taking place ensures both are accessible to future generations.”

 

Recipients are recognized in one of three categories:

·       a Francophone

·       Francophile (a person who is not a Francophone but who supports and promotes French language and/or culture)

·       A young Francophone or young Francophile (a person under the age of 25).

 

Nominees in the first two categories must reside or have previously resided in Nova Scotia and have within the last five years carried out initiatives which have benefited Nova Scotia’s Francophone community.

In addition to being under the age of 25 at the time of nomination, to be eligible for the Young Francophone or Young Francophile award, nominees must reside or have resided in Nova Scotia, and have within the last five years contributed to initiatives which have benefited Nova Scotia’s Francophone community. 

The selection committee includes representatives from Université Sainte-Anne, la Fédération acadienne de la Nouvelle-Écosse, l’Alliance Francaise, the Office of Acadian Affairs and Francophonie, a francophone recipient of the Order of Nova Scotia or Order of Canada, a youth member and a former recipient of the award.The deadline for nominations is March 8.

 

 

More information and nomination forms are available at: https://acadien.novascotia.ca/en/lieutenant-governor-nova-scotia-francophonie-award

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