2017 AVESTA Awards

The eighth annual Annapolis Valley Events and Sport Tourism (AVESTA) awards were presented on Friday, April 21, 2017. These awards celebrate the achievements of our valley events and festivals and the important positive economic and social impact these organizations and events bring to the region. Congratulations to all the winners!


Individual Recognition Award - Shannon Read

Sponsored by the Town of Windsor
In recognition of an individual who has supported a major sport of community event(s) in the Annapolis Valley.

Sport Legacy Award - Birthplace of Hockey Tournament

Sponsored by the Municipality of the County of Kings
In recognition of an annual sporting event providing log lasting benefits to a community in the Annapolis Valley.

Event Legacy Award - Heart of the Valley Festival

Sponsored by the Town of Wolfville
In recognition of an annual festival or event providing long lasting benefits to a community in the Annapolis Valley.

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Venue Award - Acadia Athletics Complex

Sponsored by the Town of Kentville
In recognition of a venue of facility that supports major sport of community events in the Annapolis Valley.

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Event of the Year - Everest Canadian Seniors Curling Championships Hosted by the Digby and Area Commission. 

Sponsored by the Town of Berwick
In recognition of an organization or committee that hosts a non-annual event in a given year in a community in the Annapolis Valley.

Special Recognition Award - Mike Trinacty

Sponsored by the Annapolis Valley Chamber of Commerce
This award is presented to those who make a special contribution beyond our exisiting award categories.