The towns of Torbay and Flatrock in partnership with the Torbay Volunteer Fire Department are now accepting applications for the 2022 Chief McGrath Award.

This award will be presented to one student in Grades 4, 8, and 12; who is either a resident of Torbay/Flatrock that best exhibit characteristics of leadership, commitment, community involvement, dedication, and selflessness; while also being involved with various community groups and devoting time to volunteer initiatives.

Winners will be selected by a judging committee comprised of individuals outside of the Town of Torbay, Town of Flatrock, and Torbay Volunteer Fire Department staff. Successful recipients will receive a personalized plaque and a cash reward of $100 (Grades 4 & 8) or $250 (Grade 12). Additionally, recipients will have their names added to the plaque of future and previous recipients that will be displayed during the event. Please note that any residents of the towns of Torbay and/or Flatrock are eligible for this award and do not have to attend one of the local schools within the area (Cape St.Francis Elementary, Holy Trinity Elementary, Juniper Ridge Intermediate, Holy Trinity High).

If you or someone you know is interested in nominating an individual for this award, you are encouraged to review the qualifications and complete the nomination package for the appropriate grade level.

Grade 12 Nomination Package – Chief McGrath Award
Grade 12 Qualifications – Chief McGrath Award

Grade 8 Nomination Package – Chief McGrath Award
Grade 8 Qualifications – Chief McGrath Award

Grade 4 Nomination Package – Chief McGrath Award
Grade 4 Qualifications – Chief McGrath Award

The deadline for submission is Monday, May 9th, 2022, and can be submitted by email to either Kirk Combden (Town of Torbay) – or Stephanie Murray (Town of Flatrock) –

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