Awards & Scholarships: LG Awards

The Lieutenant Governor's Leadership for Active Communities Award

This award honours the legacy of the Honourable Norman Kwong’s honourary patronage of the Alberta Active Communities initiative.

This province-wide awards program recognizes the achievements of teams and individuals who:

  • Demonstrate the very best of active community leadership,
  • Engage citizens in planning,
  • Use leadership to get people more active more often,
  • Work to create places, spaces and opportunites for people to be active and engage in their communities, using recreation as a catalyst.

Award Criteria

Any Alberta resident, group or corporate entity that is inspirational in engaging the community toward positive outcomes that build a more active community is eligible for nomination.

The following six categories have been established to recognize the scope of leadership that is required to get people working together for a more active and healthy community:

Click on "open in 2016" to fill out the nomination form. If you need technical support applying for an award, or have other questions, please contact awards@arpaonline.ca.

Nomination Deadline: June 30, 2016

Category Description Year

1. Outstanding Community Leader

This award will be presented to an individual who has been inspirational in engaging others, acting as a catalyst to increase citizen involvement in planning for increased participation in active living, recreation and sport. This individual is a champion for working with others to create opportunities to get more people, more active, more often. Open in 2017
2. Group Spirit of Community Leadership This award will be presented to an Alberta based organization, committee, coalition or informal group of three or more citizens whose mission addresses leadership for active communities in Alberta and demonstrates community leadership that results in increased citizen engagement, higher levels of participation in recreation for healthier, balanced lifestyles. This group should represent diverse sectors of the community including recreation, social services, health, childcare, service clubs, agriculture, education, etc. Open in 2016
3. Community Leader of Tomorrow This award will be presented to an Alberta resident 30 years of age or younger, who has demonstrated the qualities and competencies that are expected to make them an outstanding future community leader. Nominees for this award have, in a relatively short period of time, had an impact on the community as a result of their exceptional professional and/or personal achievements. This individual has demonstrated leadership in using recreation and parks as a catalyst in creating healthier and more active communities. This individual is not in a senior position within their organization or in the community. Open in 2017
4. Elected Community Leader

This award will be presented to a local, provincial or federal elected official who has contributed to the development of active community leadership by:
  -Promoting and supporting recreation and parks as a catalyst for healthier and more active communities.
  -Supporting community development strategies to enhance active lifestyles.

Open in 2016
5. Corporate Community Leader

This award will be presented to a business/corporate entity, or individual that has contributed to the development of active community leadership by:
  -Demonstrating tangible commitment through corporate social     responsibility.
  -Promoting and supporting recreation and parks as a catalyst for healthier and more active communities.
  -Supporting community development strategies toward more active living.

Open in 2017
6. Professional Leadership This award will be presented to an individual or group who has demonstrated exceptional professional achievements in leading strategic change that has resulted in citizens becoming more physically active in their communities. The nominee’s field is typically community-based recreation, parks and/or active living, and the nominee will have led large-scale change by inspiring, planning, facilitating, and engaging others in creating an active community. Open in 2016

Past Recipients