2019 East Hants Design Awards

Every three years, the Municipality presents the East Hants Design Awards to acknowledge the positive contribution that the development community makes to the look and livability of our community. The Design Awards honour work of a high calibre with the goal of encouraging excellence in future developments. The Design Awards provide a snapshot of what has been accomplished and celebrates those who are helping to improve East Hants by shaping the physical environment.

On February 27, 2019, East Hants honoured the exceptional work produced by the East Hants development community over the past three years. The twelve projects which were recognized are quite varied including innovation, site and building design, heritage preservation, and community benefit. The awards draw attention to good quality development, recognize those that created it and hope to encourage more of the same.

A map showing the location of all present and past East Hants Design Award winners can be found here.


Certificate of Excellence



St. Bernard’s Park (Lorraine & Herve Burri)

For creating a vibrant amenity space and for making a positive contribution to the community of Enfield.



Burntcoat Head Park (Form Media Attending)

For designing a significant tourism destination attracting visitors from around the world.



Bokma Farms Limited (Deputy Warden MacInnis accepting on behalf)

Innovation for building the largest cross ventilated robot milking facility in Canada.

Mount Uniacke Skatepark (Steve Hare accepting for New Line Skate Parks)

For designing a skatepark that encourages residents of Mount Uniacke to play, get active, and to learn new skills.



Certificate of Merit


Amanda and Jason Canning

For constructing a net zero home within a traditional serviced subdivision and a traditional home design.

Union Church (Councillor Moussa accepting on behalf)

For heritage preservation, ensuring a historic church is not destroyed by age.




Leno Ribahi & East Coast Detailing

Positive contribution to the Elmsdale village core and an attractive renovation and reuse of an existing warehouse building.



Honourable Mention


Milford & Districts Lions Club

For providing a new park destination to the community of Milford and beyond.



Harold and Edwina Campbell

For constructing one level homes in Kennetcook that allow seniors to age in their community.

Barneybrook Ventures Inc. (Willy Versteeg)

For providing seniors in Milford the option of aging in their community through the construction of one level living in a pleasant building that uses innovative technology to save energy.



RYC Property Limited (John Paul Cyr)

Multiple unit development that is aesthetically pleasing and contributes to the visual appeal of the Municipality. Provides a housing alternative to conventional multiple unit development.

Jean Fader (Councillor Moussa accepting on behalf)

For building and site design that blends into the natural environment and is sensitive to its surroundings. Building design completed by Tracy Brown, constructed by Cottage Country.




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