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Jim DeWolfe Community Spirit Award

The Jim DeWolfe Community Spirit Award celebrates a Riverview resident, group, organization or business owner for their valued contributions to creating and strengthening our vibrant community.

The award was created in 2013 and named for Jim DeWolfe, a longtime resident whose generous contributions and volunteer efforts in Riverview have stretched over six decades. Jim has a long history working on the Dobson Trail and volunteering with Canadian Cancer Society, Health Canada, Scouts Canada, Telephone Pioneers of America, the Masonic Order, the Albert Historical Society and many other organizations. He continues to demonstrate an outstanding personal commitment to improving the lives of others in Riverview.

The Town of Riverview manages the award program that honours one recipient each year. A selection committee reviews and selects the recipient that best fits the award's criteria.

Submit an online nomination or print the application and drop it off with the nomination package at Riverview Town Hall. Nominators can only pick up a print copy at Riverview Town Hall on weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

The deadline to submit an application is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 31, 2017.

Who is eligible for the award?

Any current or former long-term resident of Riverview is eligible for nomination. Riverview business owners who have made valuable contributions to the community are also eligible for the award regardless of the business owner's place of residence. Elected representatives are not eligible for nominations while they hold office. Past recipients of the Jim DeWolfe Community Spirit Award are not eligible to receive this award again.  

What should my nomination package include?

You will be asked to complete the nomination form and submit a detailed letter of support for the nominee. Information should include a comprehensive overview of the nominee's volunteer work or community service in Riverview. Members of the selection committee who will judge the nominations require as much knowledge as possible in order to choose the most deserving recipient. The following criteria will guide the selection committee's decision.

  • Nature of nominee's voluntary contributions, actions and community service;
  • Enhancement of and impact upon the community;
  • Ongoing leadership and dedication;
  • Include specific projects or committees in which the volunteer was involved. 

Additional materials such as publications, photographs, media stories, testimonials to support your nomination are welcome but not required. Documents will not be returned so please ensure you retain original copies.   

Where do I send my nomination package?

All materials can be accepted via the online nomination form or at Riverview Town Hall:

Jim DeWolfe Community Spirit Awards
c/o Town of Riverview
30 Honour House Court
Riverview, NB E1B 3Y9

Past recipients

Margaret Boushel, Peter Brzezicki, Ann Connolly, Alison Davidson, Jim DeWolfe, David Ford, Ivan and Vivian Hicks, Al Kavanaugh, Brad Lane, Janet Longaphie, Albert McEachern, Kelly MacKinnon, Melody Munro, Tammy Rampersaud, Riverview Lions Club, Edithann Smith, Mike Stone, Jason Surette, Paul Toner, Bernie Touesnard, Charles Webber and William A. West.