In the spirit of this year’s Canada 150 celebrations, we’re proudly paying tribute to New Brunswickers’ many contributions – to our province, our country and to modern-day society – made possible by our greatest asset, our people.
We’re inviting your nominations for the twelve greatest New Brunswickers of the last 150 years: people who have helped make our province the amazing place that it is today.
Who do you think belongs on the list? This is your chance to have your say, and nominate the people you think should be counted among the greatest New Brunswickers.
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The moment you visit our website, some non-personal information is collected by the Government of New Brunswick and its various departments and agencies. We collect information automatically about your visit to our website. The information collected includes basic demographic data and browsing patterns. It is used only in aggregate form. We use aggregate information (so that no individual user is identified):
to build up audience profiles;
to aid strategic development, and
to analyze use of the website.
We also collect personal information through enquiry forms and every time you e-mail us your details.
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receiving your opinions and comments regarding various government activities.
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The Greats is an initiative led by Rogers tv, and supported by the Government of New Brunswick.
Its objective is to recognize either individuals, pairs or groups who have demonstrated excellence and achievement and/or who have made outstanding contributions to the social, cultural or economic well-being of New Brunswick and its residents.
Who are The Greats?
New Brunswickers are being invited to nominate fellow New Brunswickers for review by an advisory panel, who’ll ensure nominees meet basic eligibility requirements and consider the positions they hold in modern New Brunswick history or the contribution they have made to life in New Brunswick.
To be eligible, a nominee must be:
born in what is now New Brunswick, or born elsewhere but lived in New Brunswick (a current or past resident), and who has been recognized as having contributed significantly to the social, cultural and/or economic well-being of New Brunswick and its residents by demonstrating excellence and achievement in a given area
real (no fictional characters or animals)
living or dead (with the notable exception of any elected/appointed official, who must be deceased for consideration; all others may be either living or dead, but must have concluded the activity in question for a period of no less than three years before their nomination)
To encourage a broad cross-section of people / achievements, as part of the nomination process, New Brunswickers will be prompted to categorize their nominee according to one of the following groups, to ultimately form a final, selected group of 12 Greats:
* sports and entertainment (3 finalists)
* business and economy (3 finalists)
* arts and culture (3 finalists)
* newsmakers and politicos (3 finalists)
How / when can I nominate someone?
Nominees are required to submit a name and a brief description of why their candidate should be considered – highlighting accomplishments, awards, etc.
The general nomination period is open from December 15, 2017 – January 15, 2018. Semi-finalists will be identified with the help of an advisory panel, and a second opportunity to participate through voting will be offered to New Brunswickers in late January, 2018.