Outstanding work to increase government’s French service delivery is taking place across the province and Acadian Affairs wants to hear about it. Nominations for the third annual Bonjour! Awards for Excellence in French-language Services open today, Oct. 20. The awards recognize outstanding contributions by Nova Scotia government employees to develop and deliver programs and services in French. “We’re working hard to ensure that Nova Scotians are able to receive French language services, wherever they may live in the province,” said Acadian Affairs Minister Graham Steele. “These awards recognize the work of Nova Scotia government employees. If you’ve received excellent service in French, I encourage you to fill out a nomination.” Members of the public and government employees can submit a nomination to Acadian Affairs in three categories: Excellence in Service Delivery to the Public, Excellence in Leadership and Excellence in Program Development. Last year, award recipients were recognized for their work in providing services to French-speaking families at the IWK Health Centre, for providing court reporting services in French at trials across the province and for ensuring that the Labour Market Program Support System was accessible to French-language users. Nominations will be evaluated by an awards selection committee named by the Fédération acadienne de la Nouvelle-Écosse, Canadian Heritage, the Deputy Ministers’ Advisory Committee for the French-language Services Act and the French-language Services Co-ordinating Committee. Nomination forms can be submitted online or downloaded by visiting www.gov.ns.ca/acadian/excellence/ . For more information, call 1-800-670-4357 or contact [email protected] . The deadline for nominations is Dec. 2. Successful nominees will be honoured at a ceremony in March.