Public Call for COVID Warrior Award Program Nominations
August 16, 2021 - Her Honour the Honourable Antoinette Perry, Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island, is announcing that nominations are now being accepted for the COVID Warrior Award program from members of the public.
As part of the program, Her Honour will award a limited number of specially made COVID Warrior Coins, originally commissioned by Dr. Trevor Jain, to recognize Islanders and Island organizations who have made a significant contribution in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Since the onset of the pandemic we have heard stories of essential workers, volunteers, and community leaders going above and beyond to help fellow Islanders and to help keep our Island safe,” said Her Honour, the Honourable Antoinette Perry. “This program provides an opportunity to recognize those efforts, whether they be large or small, during one of the most challenging times in our province’s history.”
In June, a call for nominations was made to Island municipal councils requesting three nominations from each community. The program is now being expanded to allow Islanders to nominate a friend, co-worker, family member, organization or business to be recognized for their contributions during the pandemic.
“Islanders have been working hard and continue to do so, as a team, in our response to the pandemic by taking care of each other,” said Her Honour. “If you know of an individual or group who has done extraordinary things during this time and should be recognized, I invite you to nominate them for this award.”
The nomination form (PDF) is available here on the Office of the Lieutenant Governor’s website. Nominations will be accepted until October 15, 2021. After nominations close, submissions will be reviewed by an independent committee. Successful recipients will be notified and have the opportunity to receive their award at a special in-person ceremony following public health guidance or by mail.
For more information contact:
Office of the Lieutenant Governor
Specific to the COVID-19 pandemic, nominees must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the COVID Warrior Award. Please ensure that your nomination form includes a clear and concise description of why you believe the nominee deserves to be recognized as a COVID Warrior; explaining how they have:
Performed outstanding acts of service;
Demonstrated exceptional leadership to fellow Islanders; and
Made a major difference in the lessening of stress and bringing assistance to neighbours, co-workers, and others.