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2018 Awards Ambassador


It is with great pleasure that Family SOS announces Elizabeth Newman of RCR Hospitality Group as the 2018 Courage to Give Back Awards Ambassador. The 12th Annual Courage to Give Back Awards will take place on Friday, February 2nd at the Cunard Centre. The Courage To Give Back Awards Ambassador is a recognized leader in the community who has also overcome personal adversity and has gone on to give back through community leadership, development, education, and programming. 

Elizabeth Newman - RCR Hospitality Group



Elizabeth Newman may be best known as the creator of memorable events in Halifax!  Elizabeth has been having fun at the RCR Hospitality Group for the last 24 years as the VP of Sales & Marketing. Her ability to build long-term relationships through client and corporate partnerships is incredible and has allowed RCR to grow into the current strong and diverse offering of restaurants and catering venues it is today.  Her colleagues and friends know her as a mentor and someone who is always willing to share her time and opinions, while at Family SOS we know her as a committed volunteer who is dedicated to helping Family SOS grow to help children, youth and families thrive in our community! 

Elizabeth, although extremely busy in her day job, does not only give her time to Family SOS, but also gives back to numerous other community advisory groups for causes that are dear to her heart, and a number of industry groups.  Elizabeth sits on the Board of Discover Halifax,  is also a Past Director of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation as well as the Abilities Foundation of Nova Scotia and the Past President Halifax Harbourside Rotary Club, and the Transportation Club of Halifax/Dartmouth. 

Elizabeth has also been the recipient of Paul Harris Fellow presented by the Rotary Foundation and Barbara Broome Legacy Award presented by Atlantic Canada Chapter of Meetings Professional International

“I have been on the planning committee of the Courage to Give Back Awards since the very beginning.  Over the years I have seen first-hand the impact and the growth of Family SOS as they achieve their goals to help children, youth and families in our community.  When I recall the people that have been honoured in the past, I am truly humbled to be the Awards Ambassador in 2018, please join us on February 2nd to support the great work of Family SOS!” - Elizabeth Newman