Though we were not able to hold our annual Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony for the 2019/20 academic year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are still proud to honour the following incredible graduating student-volunteers for their contributions to The Acadia S.M.I.L.E. Program:
The Krista Robertson S.M.I.L.E. Spirit Award: This award is presented annually to the volunteer who demonstrates passion and enthusiasm for working with individuals with disabilities in a physical activity setting as part of The Acadia S.M.I.L.E. Program.
The Jack Scholz S.M.I.L.E. Award: The recipient of this award has demonstrated outstanding leadership in The Acadia S.M.I.L.E. Program throughout their student career. The recipient has a strong passion for working with individuals with disabilities and has contributed to research in the field of adapted physical activity.
The Joan and Jack Craig Outstanding S.M.I.L.E Instructor Award: The recipient of this award has demonstrated remarkable dedication, compassion, and enthusiasm as an Instructor to an individual with a disability in The Acadia S.M.I.L.E. Program.