The Town of New Glasgow commemorates their SilverEco & Ageing Well International Award

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After winning the SilverEco & Ageing Well International Awards, representing Canada, on September 12th at the Palais des Festivals of Cannes, the town of New Glasgow commemorates their award with a ceremony, drawing the attention of the Canadian Minister of Seniors, Minister Kamal KHERA.

The Town of New Glasgow submitted The Mentoring Plus Strategy to the SilverEco & Ageing Well International Awards 2022 and won, representing Nova Scotia, Canada. The Canadian winner was awarded on stage on Monday, September 12th, at the notorious Palais des Festivals of Cannes during the SilverNight, the great gala awards ceremony.

Full of pride from winning the award with a project that draws on the expertise and skills of the senior population, the Town of New Glasgow hosted a reception at Glasgow Square on Monday 24th of October, 2022, in order to present the Silver Economy and Ageing Well event and to celebrate their victory very well deserved.

We are extremely proud, and our experience was nothing but positive ! The town is humbled to have been on the international stage accepting an award for Ageing Well with eleven other countries, all working towards the same goal, which is how to meet the needs of an ageing population. […] The significance of the Award, for the Town of New Glasgow, is to celebrate all the accomplishments, and receiving recognition internationally speaks to the importance of looking through all the work done through an age-friendly lens. We hope to come back next year, with a higher visibility and why not take part in a round table as there are many things yet to be shared and said.

Nancy DICKS – Mayor of the Town of New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada

The celebratory event for the Canadian SilverEco & Ageing Well International Awardee

On Monday 24th of October, 2022, the Town of New Glasgow organized an event of their own in order to celebrate their International Award. The reception took place at the Glasgow Square Theatre, New Glasgow’s premiere venue with an award-winning indoor and outdoor stage, situated on the beautiful East River of Pictou.

Over 45 people attended the event in person, and those who couldn’t make it expressed their best wishes and compliments by sending congratulation letters to the winners.

Several speakers shared some celebratory words along video clips of ministers (federal seniors and provincial seniors)… and on stage, in person, such as :

  • Mayor Nancy DICKS – Town of New Glasgow Mayor
  • Jocelyn DORRINGTON – Town of New Glasgow Councillor
  • Geralyn MACDONALD – Coordinator for Mentoring Plus
  • Gordon MICHAEL – Mentoring Plus Executive Director
  • Joey DESMOND – High school student liaison for Mentoring Plus
  • Margaret-Ellen DISNEY – Retired health care professional
  • John CAMERON – Retired businessman
  • Jessie PARKINSON – Retired lawyer

The media was also present at Glasgow Square and conducted interviews during the event, particularly during the dinner reception that followed the speeches.

An achievement of humongous recognition

The town was not only honored by receiving the Award, they were also honored with a testimonial video from the Canadian Minister, congratulating them for their victory and hard work following the Silver Economy and Ageing Well event.

Minister Kamal KHERA, Minister of Seniors of Canada, was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Brampton West in 2015, and has previously served as Parliamentary Secretary to several Ministers.

Motivated to create a better present and future for all Canadians, Minister Khera wanted to personally congratulate the town of New Glasgow for their victory at the SilverEco & Ageing Well International Awards representing Canada and thus, making the entire country proud. She shared a few words destined to the town and its Mentoring Plus Strategy in a testimonial video, validating the work that they’re doing and the work that the federal government invested in.

Jérôme PIGNIEZ, President of, and of the International Awards / Festival, also wished to take part in this commemorative event and sent over a congratulatory testimonial video addressed to the entire town of New Glasgow. This video, as well as Minister Khera’s, were both revealed and presented at the Nova Scotia International Award celebration event, showing the town gratitude for their hard work.

Live the International Awards experience with the Town of New Glasgow

Participate in the 2023 edition of the International Awards

The next edition of the SilverEco & Ageing Well International Awards will take place on September 18th of 2023, at the famous Palais des Festivals of Cannes City – France.

You, too, can take a chance and apply for the SilverEco & Ageing Well International Awards 2023. Make a request for your application form and become a candidate quickly !

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