NSFA Awards

The NSFA presents several annual awards at our provincial Exercise Leadership Summit (ELS):

  • The Student of the Year Award
  • The Sandra MacLean Community Impact Award

NEW!! Starting 2023 we will present a Long Service Award to anyone who is having their 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, or 30 year anniversary. We are also now awarding a Letter of Commendation to any member who does outstanding work on a project that directly improves the NSFA or FLC as organizations.

Past Recipients

In 2022 the Student of the Year was Katelyn Young and The Sandra MacLean Community Impact Award recipient was Judi Harvey.

The 2021 recipient of the Community Impact Award was Debra Tanner. The Student of the Year was not awarded due to covid-19.

The 2020 recipients were Student of the Year, Luc Ringuette and Community Impact Award, Ocean Samuel.

The 2019 recipients were Student of the Year, Kara Bollivar and Community Impact Award, Bill Norton & Leanna Conrod.

The 2018 Award recipients were Student of the Year, Lyla Hage and Community Impact Award, Jessica Goreham-Penney.

The 2017 Award Recipients were Student of the Year, Emilie Gilbert and Community Impact award, Tim MacInnes.

Award Descriptions

The Student of the Year Award is awarded to the student who achieves the highest mark, by percentage, on any NSFA exam written in the past fiscal year (April 1 to March 31). 

The Sandra MacLean Community Impact Award is awarded to an NSFA member in good standing who uses their fitness skills in a volunteer capacity (over and above their paid work) to the betterment of their community. This can be for volunteer contribution to the fitness community, or outside of the fitness community such as in their municipality, school, or social organizations.

In 2022 we renamed this award for the late Sandra MacLean. Sandra was a personal trainer & a former NSFA board member who always centered community interests in her work.

The nomination form for this award will be available from February 15th to March 31st each year.

Currently serving board members & staff are not eligible for this award, but may receive it upon completion of of those roles.

The Long Service Award is a certificate given to any NSFA certified member who is in good standing and is celebrating a milestone anniversary of their initial NSFA or FLC certification. Long Service awards are given at 5-year intervals.

The Letter of Commendation is awarded to any NSFA member (regular, associate, community, staff, & board) who has gone above-and-beyond the expected level of work and their prescribed role to better the work or the mission of the NSFA or FLC directly.

The Nova Scotia Fitness Association is a non-profit organization.

We acknowledge that we are in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people.  

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