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North Mountain, Glooscap First Nation community spirit to be recognized by Lieutenant Governor

The Mi’kmaq flag flies at the Glooscap First Nation. On Feb. 20, 2017, the Mi’kmaq culture was celebrated across Nova Scotia for Heritage Day.
The Mi’kmaq flag flies at the Glooscap First Nation, one of four Nova Scotia communities being recognized this year by the Lieutenant Governor for exemplary civic and community spirit. - File Photo

KINGS COUNTY, NS - Two Kings County communities are being recognized by the Lieutenant Governor for exemplary civic and community spirit.

North Mountain and Glooscap First Nation are among four communities being recognized this year with the Lieutenant Governor’s Community Spirit Award. The others are Prospect and Cole Harbour in the Halifax Regional Municipality.

Lt.-Gov. Arthur L. LeBlanc said he was delighted to hear that there were a significant number of applications from communities across Nova Scotia.

“This volume of applications is indicative of the tremendous sense of pride that Nova Scotians have in their towns and villages,” LeBlanc said in a Aug. 17 news release. “I thank all the communities that applied and I look forward to presenting the awards in the coming weeks.”

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Jordan Smith nominated Glooscap First Nation for the community’s spirit, gestures of goodwill and community support.

“This thriving community owns its successes with each and every community member,” Smith said in the news release. “Glooscap is filled with the most optimistic people, willing to work hard to provide a better tomorrow for future generations.”

In partnership with a number of organizations, Sheila Munro submitted the application for the North Mountain, which represents five independent communities near the Bay of Fundy.

“Rural communities come together to support each other through social events and supporting local businesses and enterprises,” Munro said. “The current focus in Nova Scotia on buy local, stay local has its grass roots in rural community networks. Communication in rural communities nurtures community development.”

The award for Glooscap First Nation will be presented at a community celebration on Oct. 18 while the award for the North Mountain will be presented on Oct. 19. The Lieutenant Governor will attend the events to present an original piece of Nova Scotian Crystal etched with a representation of each community’s story.

The Community Spirit Award was created by Her Honour, Mayann Francis, past Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, to raise awareness of and to celebrate what it means to be a community that makes Nova Scotia a better place to live, work and play. The award is administered by the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage.

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For more information on the Lieutenant Governor’s Community Spirit Award, visit http://communityspiritaward.ca.

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