RELEASE: Best in Mount Pearl Winners Announced

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July 21, 2023 (Mount Pearl, NL) – Last night, the City of Mount Pearl held the Best in Mount Pearl Awards Ceremony at the Reid Community Centre, recognizing outstanding citizens and organizations who, through their achievements and extraordinary efforts, have made exemplary contributions to the community.

“We take immense pride in the accomplishments of our people and the way they represent our community,” said Mayor Dave Aker. “They have pushed boundaries and consistently reached new heights of achievement. This event is about them, and it’s our way of saying thank you.”

This year, the city has recognized all nominees for the following awards:

  • Impact in Music, Arts, and Culture – Jake Thompson and Alexander Taylor
  • Community Group of the Year – Exceptional Connections NL and Kinette Club of Mount Pearl
  • Environmental Award – Scotia Recycling Limited (Green Depot)
  • Citizen of the Year – Scott Hillier and Con Milmore
  • Lifetime Achievement Award – Gerald Coombs

About the Best in Mount Pearl Awards
The Best in Mount Pearl Awards ceremony is an opportunity to showcase residents, groups or businesses who “lead the pack”, take risks to innovate, establish new partnerships, question established ways of doing things, and pioneer new approaches. The awards recognize ideas and people that rise above challenges with vision, creativity, and teamwork. For full details, visit


Media Contact:

Brandon Mullins, Marketing and Communications Officer
City of Mount Pearl
(709) 748-1009