(SYDNEY, NS) – The Cape Breton Partnership, in collaboration with the NextGen Unama’ki Leadership Society, is pleased to present the seventh annual Vital Cape Breton Excellence Awards on Sunday December 13, 2020, but this year will be celebrated virtually.

The Vital Awards celebrate individuals between the ages of 16 – 40 who have made a significant impact in their community or workplace. The Awards also honour employers who recognize the importance of giving youth and young professionals meaningful work experience. After receiving numerous nominations, the winners for each category for the 2020 Vital Awards will be announced live on Facebook on Sunday.

“This year’s winners are all incredible and vital to Cape Breton,” says NextGen Unama’ki co-chair Allison MacDonald. “We have such a variety of talent and commitment to Cape Breton’s prosperity, it’s our honour to celebrate these people in our community.”

Although the celebration will be virtual this year, the committee is hoping it will allow more attendees to join in to celebrate the winners.

“We are celebrating virtually and that’s very fitting for 2020,” said Carla Arsenault, President and CEO of the Cape Breton Partnership. “A year like none other has created challenges, but also opportunities for young people in our community. We’ve seen people step up to the plate time after time and demonstrate resilience in a time of global uncertainty. The Vital Awards is just one way we can acknowledge their commitment to Cape Breton-Unamak’i and we’re proud of what they’ve accomplished.”

The Cape Breton Partnership and the NextGen Unama’ki Leadership Society invite you to join them in celebrating Cape Breton’s youth and their employers at the Virtual Vital Awards from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday December 13, 2020. You can tune in on Facebook live through the NextGen Cape Breton Unama’ki’s Facebook page. For more information about the Vital Cape Breton Excellence Awards, visit the NextGen Cape Breton website.


Media Contacts:
Allison MacDonald, NextGen Unama’ki co-chair    

Erin Gallagher Lynk, NextGen Unama’ki co-chair