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Seeking Health Promotion Award Nominees

Applications accepted until April 30

Nominations are being sought for the Health Promotion Recognition Award that acknowledges groups and projects that are contributing to healthy communities. Awards will be presented at the Healthy Living – Power of Prevention conference in Gimli this May. Nominations for the Health Promotion Recognition Award will be accepted until April 30, 2015.

The nomination is open to community groups, schools and workplaces in Interlake-Eastern RHA for currently active projects or programs that contribute to the region’s vision of connecting people and communities to excellent health services – today and tomorrow. In addition to recognizing the people who put programs in place, this award recognizes excellence in health promotion.

Health promotion helps people identify how to better manage aspects of life that contribute to healthy living. The awards are an opportunity to recognize groups and individuals in communities who are working to make life healthier for the people they’re reaching out to.

Winners will be announced in Gimli on May 27 at the Healthy Living – Power of Prevention conference that’s held annually to promote physical activity, nutrition and well-being in mental health.

Last year’s winners of the Health Promotion Recognition Award include:
• Students Working Against Tobacco program at Warren Collegiate
• Our Daily Bread, Selkirk Soup Kitchen that supports disadvantaged community members by providing food, household goods, clothing and community garden coordination and support
• Leave No Child Inside, a program run by Selkirk Friendship Centre Daycare where children spend one full day outside in each season and complete all regular daycare activities
• Pickleball in our Communities run by Chris and Pat Boothe, with the support of Springfield Services to Seniors, Two Rivers Services to Seniors, Pinawa Secondary School and Winnipeg River Recreation District who have worked to introduce the pickleball game to community groups
• Yvonne Baker, vice principal at Wanipigow School in Hollow Water for her overall passion and commitment to promoting health and wellbeing in the school and community

Nominated activities, services or projects should demonstrate some of the following guidelines; working in partnership, community participation, setting a positive example in the community, contributing to the health of the community, leadership, meeting a need and educational impact.

Nomination forms can be downloaded at www.ierha.ca, click on “Care in Your Community”, then “Community Wellness and Chronic Disease Prevention” and then “Events and Awards”. All submissions will be reviewed by the Interlake-Eastern Health Promotion Working Group that will select winners. For more information, please contact Theresa Dankochik at 1-877-979-WELL(9355).

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