The Recreation Nova Scotia (RNS) awards were initiated to pay tribute to those exceptional individuals, organizations, facilities and communities who, through their efforts and skills, made outstanding contributions towards the betterment of the recreation movement in Nova Scotia.

The 2018 RNS Awards will take place Thursday, October 25, 2018 at Oak Island Resort during Recreation Nova Scotia’s 20th annual conference.

Nominations for Recreation Nova Scotia 2018 Awards is now closed. Thanks to all that have submitted. Decisions are forthcoming.

pdf RNS Recognition Awards Package (901 KB)

Our 2017 Awards were held in Membertou, NS with Mr. Jeff Ward as our host. and special guest performers, the NADACA Dance Troupe.

NADACA Dance Troup

NADACA Dance Troupe2

(photo credit Wekatesk Augustine)

A special congratulations to all award recipients. 

2017 RNS Award Recipients

  • Professional Achievement – Janice Rand
  • Bluenose Award - Blaise MacEachern, Smokey MacNeil and Colchester Short Track
  • High FIVE® – Jill Jackson
  • Innovation – Walk With A Doc and Town of Amherst
  • Mayflower – The Unama’ki Surf Camp
  • Lifetime Achievement Award – Doug MacKenzie

pdf Recreation Nova Scotia Awards 2018 Nominations Form (414 KB)

Special thanks to our 2017 Awards Committee for selecting Award Recipients and their recent review of the awards process. Our Committee wascomprised of:

  • Brendon Smithson, [Acting] Recreation Manager, NS Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage
  • Krista Dove, Recreation Area Coordinator, Cape Breton Regional Municipality
  • Charlotte MacDonald, Recreation Area Coordinator, Cape Breton Regional Municipality