EXCELLENCE AND ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Each year, to recognize the work accomplished and successes in member municipalities of the Rues principales Network, the Rues principales Foundation created a program of seven awards, in collaboration with private and institutional partners. These awards thus underscore the different components of the socio-economic revitalization process overseen by the Rues principales Foundation.
Each year, a call for candidatures is issued to Rues principales Network member municipalities and a jury made up of recognized and respected individuals from the municipal sector and from organizations involved in the sustainable development and enhancement of municipalities, examines the applications received.
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SHQ Award of excellence 2012 - Drummondville
The SHQ Award of Excellence recognizes the efforts of the local partners who worked together, during the past year, to implement a socio-economic revitalization process.
The award was created to underscore the overall quality and excellence of the work carried out and the overall successful outcomes and in each of the following components: organization of local players, economic development, animation/promotion and physical improvements.
Organization Award 2012 ?Saint-Georges
The Organization Award is an acknowledgment of the importance, in every socio-economic revitalization strategy, of devoting the time and energy needed to build and maintain a local partnership that is representative of all views and interest groups.
The Organization Award, sponsored by the Quebec SADC-CAE Network, is attributed annually to a member municipality of the Rues principales Network. The municipality is chosen on the basis of having excelled in establishing and supporting a local partnership within which Replica Breitling collaboration, joint action, mutual aid and communication among the partners are valued.
Economic Development Award 2012 ?Saguenay (La Baie)
The Economic Development Award highlights the worthwhile initiatives and economic results obtained for the purpose of promoting and supporting both the vitality and the economic revival of the sector in which the Rues principales strategy is implemented.
The Award, established in 2000, is offered each year, with the collaboration of the Ministère de l’Économie et des Finances and gives recognition to the municipality that has effectively acquired the tools needed to better understand and appreciate its development potential and to address the market niches identified through various market studies. This, in turn, is to produce concrete results, specifically, the opening of a large number of businesses, and new jobs.
Animation-Promotion Award 2012 ?Granby
The Animation-Promotion Award emphasizes the need to ensure that there is indeed "life" in the town and stresses the importance of offering cultural, tourism and commercial activities, and of making widely known the town's assets, vitality and dynamism.
The Animation / Promotion Award, sponsored by the Rues principales Network, is presented annually to a Rues principales Network member municipality that took appropriate initiatives to improve communication between the partners and consumers in order to more effectively market the assets of the area, and also to promote quality. At the same time, the Award is an acknowledgment of original organized activities held in the municipality that also serve to mobilize the population.
Physical Improvements Award 2012 ?Trois-Pistoles
The Physical Improvements Award underscores the importance–the necessity–of making changes brought about by a socio-economic revitalization process clearly visible. It also stresses the need for a municipality to work on improving its residents' environment, and on making it more pleasing to the eye. These actions have as an objective that of making it an attractive, comfortable and safe place to live and to conduct economic activities where the municipality's physical identity, history and heritage play a fundamental role.
Offered since 2000, with the collaboration of Hydro-Québec, this Award is attributed to a Rues principales Network member municipality that focused on the community's physical assets and worked very hard to promote quality physical improvements in order to make the cachet and atmosphere of public spaces and private properties all the more remarkable.
Heritage Enhancement Award 2012 ?Montmagny
The Heritage Enhancement Award is presented in recognition of work accomplished made by a municipality to preserve, enhance and promote its local heritage identatiare. The safeguarding of the natural and built heritage, know-how and traditions, and the history specific to each community are thus considered.
This award, created in 2007 with the participation of Groupe Rousseau-Lefebvre, makes heritage enhancement a lever of sustainable development.
Sustainability Award 2012 ?Saint-Rémi
The Sustainability Award highlights the assiduous, ongoing work of the partners of a member municipality of the Rues principales Network by pointing out the perseverance and determination they demonstrate in pursuing their municipality's socio-economic revitalization process.
The Award thus attests to the maturity of the community—one that subscribes to the notion of sustainable development being part of ongoing collective and individual efforts and founded on the necessary balance of actions and initiatives accomplished in the short, medium and long terms.