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Nominations for the 2023 Jim DeWolfe Community Spirit Award will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 17.

Do you know someone who makes a big impact in our community? Nominate them to be recognized!

The Jim DeWolfe Community Spirit Award celebrates a Riverview resident, group, organization or business for their valued contributions to creating and strengthening our vibrant community. Jim DeWolfe Community Spirit Award winners go above and beyond in devoting their time, energy and care to making Riverview an exceptional community.

The award was created in 2013 and named for Jim DeWolfe, an incredible community leader whose contributions and volunteer efforts stretched across many decades. Jim devoted over 60 years to volunteerism, leadership and community growth in countless ways. He offered his time and energy to numerous volunteer organizations including the Canadian Cancer Society, Health Canada, Scouts Canada, Telephone Pioneers of America, the Masonic Order, the Albert County Historical Society, and many other. Jim was also a great lover of the Dobson Trail and spent many years working on making it a source of pride for Riverview. Jim DeWolfe passed away in 2021, at the age of 93 and continues to be remembered and honoured in our community as an inspiring example of how a single person can impact an entire community.

Once per year a special selection committee of Riverview residents, reviews and selects the recipient that best fits the award's criteria.


Who is eligible for the award?

Any current or former long-term resident of Riverview is eligible for nomination. Riverview business owners 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. 


How do I nominate someone?

To submit a nomination, please answer all questions included in the nomination form. Both written and video nominations will be accepted. You may submit your nomination in any of the following ways:

  • Complete all fields of the online form. (click "DONE" when you are ready to submit your nomination)
  • Download the PDF nomination form and submit the completed form to:

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

Tips for nominators

Please provide as much information as possible on why you think your nominee deserves to be recognized. Detailed responses will help our committee make the best possible choice.

Additional support materials are welcome, but not required. If you choose to include extra materials, please retain your original copies. Documents will not be returned. Support materials could include:

  • Photos
  • Media stories
  • Testimonials/additional letters of support

Any submitted materials may be shared through the Town's social media accounts and/or other communication channels.


2022 Recipient - Linda Grimm

Linda Grimm is described as a selfless individual that finds joy in helping others. She dedicates an astounding amount of energy, time and money toward initiatives that support local kids and families. Linda serves on the Board of Directors for What Kids Need Moncton, a nonprofit organization that provides families with the resources they need to experience safe, healthy and enriching lives. She also administers a Facebook group that connects local moms to share items and support. Throughout the year, Linda creates hundreds of gift baskets filled with gifts and treats she buys and prepares herself, which she then delivers to local nonprofit organizations serving vulnerable populations. When back-to-school season is approaching, Linda organizes a yearly school supplies giveaway to help reduce the cost of supplies for families in the community. To support her community work, Linda manages the Good Deeds Riverview Online Auction, where she accepts donations towards some of the costs associated with her many giving projects. Linda also uses the Good Deeds Auction to support local charities by selecting an organization each month and donating funds raised through the group at month’s end.  Linda’s efforts impact community members of all ages and backgrounds. She provides opportunities for families and individuals to receive support without judgment. She spreads joy and kindness through everything she does. She understands that stronger, healthier community members create stronger, healthier communities and works tirelessly to lift up the people around her. It is for these reasons that we are proud to present Linda Grimm with the 2022 Jim DeWolfe Community Spirit Award.

“Linda has been with What Kids Need since our very early stages, and has never failed to amaze us with her desire to make a difference for those who are struggling in our community.  She has spent countless hours planning activities, making Christmas boxes, washing stained items before they go to families, picking up donations, and anything else we need help with.  She is truly an inspiration to all of us at What Kids Need. “ - Amanda Pooley, What Kids Need Moncton

From left to right: Linda Grimm stands beside committee chair, Melannie Eldridge, committee member and past award recipient, Ken Arsenault, and Mayor Andrew J. LeBlanc.

Past Recipients

  • David Owen
  • Ken Arsenault
  • 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
  • William A. West
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