City now accepting Unsung Hero and Intercultural Community Awards nominations

The City of Fredericton Community Awards are comprised of two awards: The Unsung Hero Awards which are meant to acknowledge those individuals who go above and beyond to help build and shape their community and who help bolster the work of social groups and organizations that offer recreational, cultural, or charitable services to the community; and the Intercultural Award which is given to an individual, group, or organization whose actions have contributed to promoting cultural diversity and who have helped newcomers integrate into the community at large here in Fredericton.

If you know of someone who is deserving of either of these awards, please nominate him, her, or them by filling out the online form or downloading a printable copy from the City’s website. The nomination deadline is Thursday, March 22, 2018. 

Here are some examples of the activities for which you can nominate a person or a group:

  • Arts. Developing, strengthening or building the arts and culture community through volunteer efforts or board service in various artistic disciplines (drama, dance, film, music, poetry, etc).
  • Awareness. Involvement in a project, initiative, service, or media that promotes awareness of an issue.
  • First Nation Relations & Culture. Fostering connections between members of the Wolastoqiyik First Nation and the local population in Fredericton.
  • Francophone Relations & Culture. Helping promote Francophone culture within the City of Fredericton.
  • Gender & Sexual Minorities. Creating awareness of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Two Spirit, Queer, or Questioning issues, among others.
  • International Students. Building connections between international students and the Fredericton community to promote student retention and workforce development.
  • Newcomers. Assisting newcomers with the immigration process, hosting prospective residents, or helping facilitate community involvement so that they may become fully participating members of society.
  • Recreation & Sport. Encouraging the involvement of persons of all ages and origins in local recreation/sport.
  • Seniors & Persons with Disabilities. Providing appropriate care and support for seniors or persons with disabilities while helping to combat isolation.
  • Tutoring. Developing or delivering programs/activities that build skills or knowledge of persons in need to participate fully in all aspects of our community.
  • Women. Supporting the participation of women in leadership roles within our society.
  • Youth. Encouraging youth engagement and leadership within our society.
  • Other. Any other category that you think is pertinent to this award

The awards will be presented on Friday, April 27, 2018 on behalf of Mayor and Council.  All winners and their guests will be invited to attend a reception at City Hall at noon that day to formally accept their awards.

For more information about the awards, please visit or contact Recreation, Culture and Community Development at 506-460-2112 or