St. John's Applause Awards Recipients

St. John's Applause Awards Recipients

Congratulations to the 2021 St. John’s Applause Awards recipients! In an extraordinary year, these residents made St. John’s a better place to live.
 
2021 Heritage Award Recipients
Preserving or restoring the original character of a Heritage Building:
Jennifer and Kirk Anderson for Canada House, 74 Circular Road
Preserving or restoring the original character of a building in Heritage Area 1:
Isabelle Goodridge for Clifton, 71 Rennie’s Mill Road
 
Infill development that blends into a Heritage Area 1 neighbourhood:
Bruce Blackwood for 29 Military Road and
Donald Hayes for 27 Military Road
 
2021 Building Healthy Communities Volunteer Award Recipients
Hannah Murphy, Youth Recipient
Hannah volunteers with the City’s Together in Movement and Exercise Program. She also volunteers in Dr. Michelle Ploughman's Recovery and Performance Laboratory, where research focuses on the effects of exercise on the brain challenged by disease. She organizes outreach events and is a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters. 
Charles Murphy, Adult Recipient
Passionate volunteer for events, fundraising, and community supports. Charles is a co-facilitator for the local Pflag, a peer support group for 2SLGBTQIA+ members. He co-founded Raise Up Fundraising, an organization supporting unserved populations and helped raise $40,000+ for initiatives.
2021 Tourism Award Receipents
The Legend Award to Paul Pope of Pope Productions
Paul is a leader in the film and television industry, and arts community for over forty years. His current television series, Hudson and Rex, that is in season four is a hit for Canada and international audiences that brings unmeasurable promotion of our city.
2021 Senior of the Year Award Recipient
Patricia Wright, Senior of the Year
Patricia Wright volunteered for 50 years, where she made major contributions into children’s education and community organizations. Patricia was a key volunteer with Seniors NL for 20 years.
2021 Youth of the Year Award Recipient
Margaret Peters, Junior Youth of the Year with St. Paul’s Junior High School
Margaret is an outstanding academic student and leader. She volunteers with school breakfast program, plans special events and organizes food drives. Also, a talented band and choir member.
Jorja Hinks, Senior Youth of the Year with St. Kevin’s Senior High School
Jorja has inspired and empowered others. She created an international non-profit called Jorja's Journeys that provides emergency relief and educational skill development in developing countries. She is a motivational speaker for local youth, athlete, and high achieving academic student.