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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

Youth, under the age of 19, who have made an important contribution to their community and 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. Nominations open in January of each year, with the awards presented during B.C. Youth Week, May 1 to 7. 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.

For more information on BC Youth Week and the Youth Citizenship Awards, check out bcyouthweek.com or contact Raj Gill at Summit Youth Centre: 604-268-1369.

2018 Youth Citizenship Award Recipients

Youth Citizenship Award Recipients

The Youth Citizenship Awards were presented to the winners by Mayor Corrigan at the City Council Meeting on Monday, May 7, 2018. 

Recipients of the Youth Citizenship Award 2018 included Angela Lin, Andre Cristo Wong, Angelina Ge, Bill Hsu, Chaewon Song, Deni Loverro, Gabby Alvarez-Penaherrera, Hana Lalani, Jasper Chan, Jennifer Phan, Jessica Xu, Laura Lu, Leticia Christi Noukep Wowkam, Maiya Kazuta, Mandy Kwan, Maya Arradaza, Melissa Wang, Mina Garlick, Phyllis Cherng, Sameer Esmail, Stanley Wu, Victor (Ricky) Yin, Victoria Bui, Virginia Bui, and Xiaolong (Oliver) Pan.

Six youth were selected as the top winners of the 2018 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, extracurricular involvement: Alyana Lalani, Amanda Lee, Andrea Sugue, Justin Mah, Maria Preoteasa, and Paniz Najjarrezaparast. This year’s Burnaby Youth Week logo contest winner is Phoebe Qian.

BC Youth Week