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City Hosts Second Annual Youth Awards

by NationTalk on May 9, 20071080 Views

May 5, 2006

Today, City Councillors and staff from Vancouver’s Youth Outreach Team recognized the contributions of youth, adults, organizations and programs in promoting meaningful youth participation in the life of the city at a special Youth Awards Ceremony and Exhibition.The event took place at the end of international Youth Week, at the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre.

2006 C.o.V. Youth Award recipients include:

Outstanding Youth Organization
YouthCO Aids Society

Outstanding Youth Program
Youth Speak Out Program at Check Your Head

Outstanding Adult Allies
Doug Ragan (Environmental Youth Alliance)
Dixie Lee Vance (Young Bears Lodge, Urban Native Youth Association)

Outstanding Youth 19 -24
Spencer Herbert (Judith Marcuse Project)
Steven Pham (Trout Lake Community Centre)

Outstanding Youth Groups
Tupper Student Action Team (Tupper Secondary)
Mark my Words Crew (Kinex/Self Help Resource Association)

Outstanding Youth 13 -18
Alia and Salina Dharamsi (Magee Secondary)
Rachel Carvalho (University Hill Secondary)
Thomas Yang Sun (Sir Winston Churchill Secondary)
Rafael Pilliard Hellwig (Sir Winston Churchill Secondary)
Mika Low (Killarney Community Centre).

More details on recipients are on the website at

The Youth Awards and Exhibition are a way to raise awareness about youth participation in the community, to recognize and encourage meaningful youth engagement, to promote learning between communities, and to bring together community organizations, schools and City programs to feature best practices of youth involvement.

For more information:
Lanny Jimenez, Youth Outreach Team

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