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Municipal Awards

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The Municipal Awards provide an opportunity to formally recognize the accomplishments and talents of those who help make Paradise the great community it is. If you know of an individual, team, group, or business that excels in any of the award categories, nominate them for a 2019 Town of Paradise Municipal Award!

Recognizing athletes, volunteers, community leaders, and businesses, the 2019 Municipal Awards will be presented at an awards ceremony on April 9, during Volunteer Appreciation Week.

The Town recognizes residents who excel and contribute in the areas of athletics, volunteerism, and community leadership, and business excellence.

Municipal Awards Categories

Athletic Awards

Junior Male Athlete of the Year

This award is presented to a young male athletes (18 years & under) who excel in competitive organized sports, exemplifying athletic, leadership and sportsmanlike qualities.

Nomination Form

Junior Female Athlete of the Year

These awards are presented to young female athletes (18 years & under) who excel in competitive organized sports, exemplifying athletic, leadership and sportsmanlike qualities.

Nomination Form

Male Athlete of the Year

This award honours the Town's top female athlete (19 years & older). The Male Athlete of the Year Award takes into account level of competition (International, National, Atlantic, Provincial, Regional/Local), the number of sports played, as well as achievements, accomplishments, and contributions to sport.

Nomination Form

Female Athlete of the Year

This award honours the Town's top male athlete (19 years & older). The Female Athlete of the Year Award takes into account level of competition (International, National, Atlantic, Provincial, Regional/Local), the number of sports played, as well as achievements, accomplishments, and contributions to sport.

Nomination Form

 

Citizenship and Volunteer Awards

Coach of the Year

Recipients of the Town of Paradise Coach of the Year Award are individuals who excel in their role, exemplifying and instilling athleticism, leadership and sportsmanlike qualities in others.

Nomination Form

Youth of the Year (18 years & under)

The Youth of the Year distinction is awarded to a youth who is devoted to helping others within the community, and who displays leadership and dedication in their involvement in programs, activities, and all they do.

Nomination Form

Citizen of the Year

This individual is seen as a leader within the community, and displays leadership, while offering the community a great amount of service, all while acting as a role model.

Nomination Form

Volunteer of the Year

This individual is devoted to the act of volunteering, while bringing enthusiasm and exemplifying all the selfless traits of an ideal volunteer.

Nomination Form

 Volunteer Group of the Year

This group is committed to bettering the community through volunteering, benefiting various community events and initiatives throughout the year.

Nomination Form


Business Awards

Business Excellence

This award recognizes commendable business success. Some examples of traits may include years in business, percentage of sales growth, expansion of products, services, premises, or staffing levels, notable awards, designations, workplace programs, employee recognition or training programs, chartable and community contributions. This award is open to businesses in Paradise with a success story to share.

Nomination Form

Property Pride Award

This award recognizes businesses and organizations that consistently demonstrate pride in the exterior appearance of their business, property and community. Property exterior improvements, on-going maintenance, signage, landscaping and store front appearance, as well as support of community cleanliness efforts to be considered. Photos and supporting documentation is encouraged. 

Nomination Form 

 

Nomination Process

Nominations for the 2019 Municipal Awards open February 28 and are due by 12:00 p.m. on March 22, 2019. Forms must include information on why you are nominating the individual, group, or business, including why he/she/they deserve to be recognized with an award.

Please ensure that the correct Nomination Form is completed. The appropriate form can be found above in the corresponding Municipal Award Category. Note that only information included on the Nomination Form will be considered in the award evaluation and selection process. 

Eligibility Criteria: What you need to know

  • All accomplishments noted in the nomination must have taken place between January 2018 and December 2018.
  • All Nominees must be current residents (groups or businesses) of the Town of Paradise, and must have resided within the Town for a minimum of six (6) months prior to the deadline for nomination 
  • The Nomination Form must be completed and signed by both the Nominator and Seconder, neither of which may be immediate members of the Nominee's family. Separate Nomination Forms and Nominators are required if an individual, group or business is to be nominated for more than one award. 
  • Information contained on the Nomination Form will be the basis of the Awards Selection Committee's decision. All decisions of the Awards Selection Committee are final. Members of the immediate family of the Awards Selection Committee will not be eligible for awards.  
  • Residents of the Town of Paradise taking part in relevant activities outside the Town are considered eligible for awards. Volunteer, Youth, and Citizen of the Year will be predominantly based on Town activities.

Past Recipients

  • 2017 Recipients
  • 2016 Recipients
 

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