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Youth Week Citizenship Awards

BC Youth Week

This international celebration of youth is held annually during the first week of May. It is a week of fun, interaction and celebration that focuses on building strong connections between young people and their communities and that profiles the issues, accomplishments and diversity of youth across the province.

Wherever Youth Week is celebrated, the idea behind it is the same: Young people are important and need to be recognized in a constructive and positive manner. Their contributions need to be acknowledged and celebrated. This is where the Burnaby Youth Citizenship Awards come in. The Youth Week Committee has created these awards to recognize young people in Burnaby who have volunteered their time and skills, contributed to the community, are great citizens and who may have overcome adversity.

Youth Citizenship Award

2021 Nominations Due March 12

To nominate a Burnaby youth, please complete and submit a Nomination Form by Friday, March 12, 2021.

Youth, under the age of 19, who have made an important contribution to their community, who have a positive attitude and demonstrate qualities such as initiative, enthusiasm and commitment – and who may have overcome adversity – qualify. Youth may be nominated by any member of the community who is not a relative. 

All nominated individuals are recognized by the Mayor and presented with a Citizenship Certificate. The top five nominees will also be awarded with a $100 bursary.

Contact any Youth Centre if you have any questions or need more information. 

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2020 Youth Citizenship Award Recipients

Due to delays caused by COVID-19, the Youth Citizenship awards were presented to the winners by Mayor Hurley (virtually) at the City Council Meeting on Monday, December 14, 2020. All recipients received their certificates via mail or in person.

Recipients of the Youth Citizenship Award 2020 included Abdi Mohamed, Amy Ricker, Andre Wong, Arnauld Alandou, Azzam Haq, Brandon Lee, Chantelly Yu, Dania Abdul Jabbar, Dora Caglar, Dylan Chin, Elias Zachary, Emily Laprise, Emily Ng, Ga Phat Huynh, Gresham Jed S. Acierda, Isabella Montes, Ivy Huang, Jacqueline Lai, Jasmin Eliseeff, Kibalo Mvano, Kobe Kisin, Mac Chomboko, Meidan Rrustemi, Nadia Rezvie, Nick Mytkowicz, Olivia Racanelli, Savannah Arndt, Scott Hansen, Virginia Bui, Wala Osman and Yura Schlegel. 

Five youth were selected as the top winners of the 2020 citizenship awards and received a $100 bursary. These youth have gone over and above to make a difference in Burnaby and beyond while maintaining personal, academic, and extracurricular involvement: Joe Xu, Junho Seo, Natasha Rolleston, Shivam Sharma and Sophie Liu.

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