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Seeking Health Promotion Award Nominees
Applications accepted until April 30


April 1, 2014 Stonewall, MB – Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority (RHA) is seeking nominations for its Health Promotion Recognition Award. This award 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, 2014.

The nomination is open to community groups, schools and workplaces in the Interlake-Eastern RHA for currently active projects or programs that promote excellence in all areas of health, including mental and physical health, wellness and education.


According to Leana Smith, Interlake-Eastern RHA’s regional manager of community wellness and chronic disease prevention, the Health Promotion Recognition Award honours the people who put the programs in place and recognizes excellence in health promotion.


“This is our opportunity to recognize people in our communities who are working to make life a little healthier for the people they’re reaching out to. We know good things are taking place out there but we really rely on residents to bring these people and their work to our attention so we can showcase them,” Smith said.


Winners will be announced at the Healthy Living – Power of Prevention conference May 28, in Gimli, an annual one day event promoting ways to live rewarding lives. Again this year, Interlake-Eastern RHA has teamed up with a group of talented individuals and experts in their fields, to share real life experiences that have shaped, inspired and motivated them in the face of challenge. Key note speakers include Tim Hague, winner of the Amazing Race Canada and Paul LaPolice former Winnipeg Blue Bomber coach and current broadcaster for TSN.


Last year’s winners of the Health Promotion Recognition Award include: Gillis School’s Healthy Living program in Tyndall that promotes healthy eating and physical activity; Bike or Take a Hike Tuesdays at Ecole R.W. Bobby Bend in Stonewall that gets parents and students active by walking to biking to school every Tuesday; Fun Fridays at Wanipigow School in Wanipigow that saw students host fun afternoons of physical activity and healthy eating every second Friday; Ashern Central School’s Tobacco Team saw ten school students coordinate and lead several stop smoking initiatives; Springfield Connections is a mental health and wellness group that meets weekly for activities, games, crafts, outings and potlucks; Eriksdale’s Maggie Greig for her exercise programming for active older adults; and the Whitemouth River Recreation District for the healthy living programs they’ve been offering in the RMs of Reynolds and Whitemouth and Sunrise School Division.  


Activities, services or projects that will receive consideration 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.


To download a copy of the nomination form, please click hereAll submissions will be reviewed by the Interlake-Eastern Health Promotion Working Group to determine which groups will be recognized.

For more information on the Healthy Living - Power of Prevention conference May 28, click here.

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