Community Recognition Awards

The Community Recognition awards, formally, Unsung Hero Awards are meant to acknowledge those individuals who go above and beyond to help build and shape their community. This includes helping bolster the work of social groups and organizations that offer recreational, cultural, or charitable services to the community.

If you know of someone who is deserving of such an award, please nominate them by filling out the online form below. The nomination deadline is Friday, April 7, 2023 at 4:00PM.  

Recreation & Culture | 506-292-6174 |

Arts Achievement Awards

The City of Fredericton is accepting nominations for its new Arts Achievement Award. The award, an action item from the 2014 Cultural Plan, was created to recognize outstanding achievement in, or contribution to, the arts and cultural landscape in the city.

The Arts Achievement Award will celebrate cultural achievement and excellence by individuals, organizations and / or businesses in all areas of the arts.  There will be up to a maximum of three awards presented each year.

Application are accepted anytime

Fredericton Recreation, Tourism & Community Engagement Department, Tourism and Events Division I 506-292-0843 I

Mayor’s Activity Awards 2021

An exciting awards program which encourages healthy eating and physical activity for youth aged 3 – 12

This popular activity awards program will keep youth active and eating well all summer. Youth receive points for each task completed and upon reaching minimum point levels earn bronze, silver or gold medals! Sample requirements include:

  • Have a pop free day
  • Go for a ½ hour walk
  • Do a family activity outdoors for 20 minutes

This program will be held from June 3 to August 9. The program is offered free-of-charge to all interested youth. To learn more email, contact the City of Fredericton Recreation, Culture & Community Development Division at 506-292-6174


Intercultural Award

Logo for the Intercultural Award / Logo du prix interculturel

Two Intercultural Awards are given to an individual and to a group, organization or business that has demonstrated a sustained commitment and effort to enhance Fredericton’s cultural diversity, to promote interculturalism, to help combat prejudice, and/or to assist newcomers and immigrants in integrating to life in the community. 

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

    Advocacy. Advocating for an immigration issue, such as recognition of foreign credentials, federal regulations that affect provincial immigration (migration caps), provincial immigration programs, support services, etc.
    Arts. Creating/organizing an exhibition, a film or streetscape art that promotes cultural harmony and understanding.
    Awareness. Involvement in a project, initiative, service, or media that promotes awareness of issues related to promoting cultural diversity, interculturalism and combating prejudice.
    Business. Leveraging or developing specific linguistic and cultural skills of employees to create and market products and services, thus enhancing the vibrancy of Fredericton’s entrepreneurial community.
    Employers. Providing training and resources to ensure workers of all cultural backgrounds will be safe, productive and aware of their rights and responsibilities.
    First Nation Relations & Culture. Fostering connections between members of the Wolastoqewiyik First Nation and the non-indigenous communities in Fredericton.
    Foreign direct investment. Attracting FDI, through access to a global network, with a positive economic impact on Fredericton’s economy.   
    Francophone Relations & Culture. Helping promote Francophone culture within immigrant communities in the city. 
    Gender & Sexual Minorities. Creating awareness of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Two-Spirit, Queer, or Questioning issues among immigrant communities.
    International Students. Building connections between international students and the Fredericton community to promote student retention and workforce development.
    Recreation & Sport. Encouraging the involvement of immigrants of various ages and origins in local recreation and sport.
    Seniors & Persons with Different Abilities. Providing appropriate care and support for immigrants with different abilities or who are older adults while helping to combat social isolation in those two groups.
    Settlement. Assisting newcomers with the immigration process, hosting prospective residents, or helping facilitate community involvement so that they may become fully participating members of society.
    Tutoring. Developing or delivering programs/activities that build skills or knowledge of immigrants to participate fully in all aspects of our community.
    Volunteerism. Recognizing volunteer contributions to promote multiculturalism and interculturalism.
    Women. Supporting the participation of immigrant women in leadership roles within our society.
    Youth. Encouraging immigrant youth engagement and leadership within our society.
    Other. Any other category that you think is pertinent to this award.

  • News Release
  • Online Form (preferred)
  • Printable Form (available at the Fredericton Recreation office; to be hand-delivered to 371 Queen Street, suite 1010, on weekdays between 8:30 am to 4:30 pm)
  • Nomination Deadline: Friday, October 2, 2020 at 8 am
  • The award will be presented virtually at a City Council meeting in the fall (date to be announced).
  • Past Award Winners

Recreation, Culture & Community Development | 506-471-3694 |