Media Release: West Vancouver Recognizes Youth at Youth Council and Youth Awards
Monday, May 02, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011, West Vancouver, BC: On Monday, May 9, 2011, West Vancouver’s annual Youth Council will be held in the Atrium of the West Vancouver Community Centre. The Council meeting will be held in the Atrium directly prior starting at 6 p.m. Youth will take the floor at 7 p.m. and engage in a debate about lowering the legal voting age. At 8 p.m., Mayor and Council will present the Youth Appreciation Awards, celebrating West Vancouver’s young leaders who have made significant volunteer contributions to the local or global community.
Over 100 individuals have been nominated in three categories: Youth Recognition, Youth Community Enhancement, and Youth Team Service Awards. Nominations were submitted by the West Vancouver School District, local churches, West Vancouver Police Department, the North Shore Multicultural Society, District staff and youth themselves.
Celebrated each year alongside Youth Week in May, West Vancouver’s Youth Council and Youth Appreciation Awards are a District initiative to recognize exceptional youth who exemplify community spirit. Mayor Pamela Goldsmith-Jones said, “Our young people are inspiring examples of what it means to practice personal civic responsibility and commitment. I would like to congratulate all the nominees, and encourage everyone to come to Youth Council at the Community Centre to support these remarkable citizens.”
Date: Monday, May 9, 2011
Time: Council 6 p.m. | Youth Council 7 p.m. | Youth Awards 8 p.m. | Reception to follow
Place: West Vancouver Community Centre Atrium
Please Note: The Council meeting will not be available online as it is not taking place in the Council Chamber; however, every effort will be made to post a video in the days following.
For more information, visit www.westvancouver.ca/youth.
About Youth Week
Youth Week began in British Columbia in 1995, when a small group of youth workers in the lower mainland, including West Vancouver, decided to take time to celebrate the contributions of youth in our communities. Around the world, communities celebrate the value, diversity and accomplishments of youth during the first week of May. Wherever Youth Week is celebrated, the spirit and celebration is the same: young people are important agents of change whose accomplishments need to be recognized and celebrated.
About the District of West Vancouver
The District of West Vancouver is the local government led by Mayor Pamela Goldsmith-Jones and Council. Home to more than 44,000 residents, West Vancouver is a local government which strives to "inspire excellence and lead by example". Our Vision and Mission guide us to pursue our treasured quality of life and will be the measure of our success as a community. West Vancouver is a community built on innovation, a strong spirit of personal civic commitment and a deep value for relationships.
Jessica Delaney, Director of Communications