NSFA Awards

The NSFA presents 2 annual awards at our provincial Exercise Leadership Summit (ELS); The Student of the Year Award and the Sandra MacLean Community Award. 


The 2022 recipients are:

Student of the Year: Katelyn Young

The Sandra MacLean Community Impact Award: Judi Harvey

*The community award was re-named in 2022 to honour the late Sandra MacLean. Sandra was a personal trainer and a former NSFA board member who always centered community interests in her work.



Past Recipients

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.

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 year. 


The Community Impact Award will be 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.  Nominees for this award must complete a nomination form and have letters from 2 references regarding their volunteer work.

Click here to download the nomination form: Community-Impact-Award-Application.docx



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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