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Recognizing Riverview - Awards Gala Evening Celebrates Community Contributors

(RIVERVIEW, NB) – Nominations are now open for awards that will be presented at the Recognizing Riverview Gala on Tuesday, April 16, at 7 p.m. at the Riverview Arts Centre. Recognizing Riverview first combined all community awards under one roof in 2023 and continues that legacy this year in celebrating the remarkable dedication and achievements of individuals and businesses in Riverview in a night to remember.  

New this year is the Business Longevity Award, presented to a business that has been in operation for 25+ years and demonstrates excellent business practices. The Town will also be presenting the first recipient of the Embracing Responsibility Scholarship in Recognition of Barb Hurlbut's Contributions to Aquatics which recognizes the outstanding leadership and dedication of a Grade 12 student working at a Town aquatics facility.  

Submissions for all awards accepting nominations (below) must be received by March 18, 2024.  


Organizations have the opportunity to nominate one volunteer who has gone above and beyond in their dedication throughout the past year. Each nominee will be invited to the awards night where they will receive a certificate of appreciation. Nominations are entered under one of five distinct categories: 

Schools & churches 

Spots & youth organizations 

Essential services 

Committees & service clubs 

Charities & non-profits 

A selection committee will review the nominee submissions and one deserving volunteer will be selected as volunteer of the year in each category. 


Over the past two decades, the Town of Riverview, Riverview High School, and the Optimiste Club Moncton-Dieppe have partnered to celebrate the achievements of Riverview youth. Two deserving students will be selected in each of the four categories and will be presented with their award at the Recognizing Riverview awards presentation. Organizations are asked to nominate a Grade 12 Riverview student who excels in one of the following four categories: 

Arts & Culture 

Sports & Athletics 


Community Service  



If you know someone who is devoted to making Riverview an exceptional town, and exudes exemplary community spirit, please consider nominating them for this award. Each year, this prize celebrates a current or former long-time Riverview resident and/or business owner who has made an outstanding contribution to our community. Award winners help shape our community in many ways, including community engagement, volunteerism, and philanthropy.  

Created in 2013, the award was named for Jim DeWolfe, a long-time resident whose generous contributions and volunteer efforts in Riverview stretched over six decades. Jim DeWolfe devoted his life to volunteerism, leadership, and community growth until he passed away in 2021 at the age of 93. He is remembered and honoured as an inspiring example of how a single person can impact an entire community.  


Riverview’s Business Awards recognize top local businesses as determined by the public. These awards are driven by community nominations, take a moment to cast your vote today for your favourite Riverview Business in the following categories; 

Best in Food & Beverage 

Best in Retail 

Best in Service 

Business Longevity (new) 


The deadline to submit nominations for all categories is March 18, 2024. Nomination criteria and forms can be found at  

While many seats are reserved for event participants including nominating organizations, award recipients, and their families, there is an opportunity for the public to attend the gala on April 16th. More details to come closer to the event for those who wish to join us in recognizing Riverview’s impactful volunteers, businesses, youth, and sports community.  


mayor committee chair and recipient of award
From left to right: committee chair, Melannie Eldridge stands beside 2023 receipient, Robert Betts and Mayor Andrew J. LeBlanc.