NSGEU Amateur Sports and Fine Arts Awards

The Social Recreation Committee would like to advise that they are now accepting applications for the NSGEU Amateur Sports and Fine Arts Awards.

Each year, the NSGEU Social/Recreation Committee may issue up to 15 Amateur Sports Awards (of which up to three may be Fine Arts Awards) of $300 each to members, or children of members, who are amateur athletes or artists. These awards help defray the costs of participation in or training for sports or art. The deadline is March 31 of each year.  Please visit the NSGEU Website for details.

Application: Award Application Form

17 Responses to NSGEU Amateur Sports and Fine Arts Awards

  1. Marjorie MacKay January 23, 2017 at 3:55 pm #

    What do you consider “fine arts”??

    WHen there are 15 awards, why are only 3 designated for fine arts?

    • Deedee Slye January 24, 2017 at 11:36 am #

      The number of awards are determined by the Board of Directors and the Education Committee. In the past “Fine Arts” has included, dance, drama, art, music (singing and/or instruments), figure skating, amateur film making. It is a wide designation. Please let us know if you have any other questions. I hope this helps.

      • Tammy Young January 29, 2017 at 2:56 pm #

        Tammy Young, Chair of the Social Recreation Committee sends her correction: Thank you Tammy!

        The Fine Arts and Sports awards are not determined by the Education Committee, but BOD and the Social Recreation Committee.

        Also in the ad it says that up to three awards have to be Fine Arts, but that is not how the policy reads. Policy 2.10 states “A minimum of three of these awards shall be awarded to the “fine arts”. So it isn’t that there are only 3 designated, but that a minimum of three will be designated, based on successful applications.

  2. Tina Hughes January 23, 2017 at 3:56 pm #

    I can’t seem to locate how to send the applications in. Can you provide that information please?

    • Deedee Slye January 24, 2017 at 11:02 am #

      Hey there,
      You can email the completed application to, fax it to 902-424-2111, drop it off at our office in Burnside, or mail it in to our mailing address. Hope that helps. Let us know if you have any other questions.

  3. Shelley Peterson January 24, 2017 at 11:40 am #

    Thanks, I was wondering this myself. 🙂

  4. Rob January 24, 2017 at 12:24 pm #

    Is this award ok for a 2017 sporting event or is it for 2016?

    • Deedee Slye January 25, 2017 at 12:15 pm #

      The Award would cover the expenses from the past 12 months. It is for the year prior. But they would also consider the expenses up to the date of application in 2017.
      You could list the expenses from Jan. – Dec. 2016 and then separately list expenses from Jan. 2017 to the date of application. Thank you for your question!

  5. Kelly Reinhart January 25, 2017 at 8:48 am #

    thanks I was wondering too

  6. Cindi Mattinson January 25, 2017 at 8:56 am #

    Are riding lessons and clubs considered for this?

    • Deedee Slye January 25, 2017 at 12:04 pm #

      Yes! I believe you would refer to the sport as Equestrian.
      Hope this helps. Let us know if you have any other questions.

  7. sandra fougere March 6, 2017 at 9:27 am #

    are photographs permitted?

    • Holly Fraughton March 9, 2017 at 12:29 pm #


  8. Christine Schumacher June 9, 2017 at 9:21 am #

    When will the award recipients be announced?

    • Deedee Slye June 9, 2017 at 4:14 pm #

      Hello there Christine, we are looking into this for you and will post an answer as soon as we know. Thank you!

  9. Melissa March 5, 2018 at 11:07 am #

    I do find the information is a bit vague. What constitues an amateur sport? Would Minor hockey fees fall under this category?
    Just looking for further information and clarity. Thanks

    • Deedee Slye March 5, 2018 at 11:33 am #

      Is minor hockey considered amateur or professional is what you are asking? Does the person get paid to play? Professional is only when you get paid. Everything else is amateur and this is exactly the intention of the fund – to help members with the high cost of participating in amateur sports.

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