Youth citizen of the year announced

April 27, 2019

By Neil Corbett, Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows News

The Maple Ridge Community Foundation is again recognizing outstanding citizens with its annual awards, and Saturday announced their second annual youth citizen of the year.

In a ceremony at Thomas Haney Secondary, Victoria Gardner was recognized as this year’s winner.

Gardner stood out for her contributions at her school, Garibaldi secondary, over the past five years. She has been a leading member of the Link Crew, Key Club, Student Government, model UN, Garibaldi Student Action Team and Rebels for a Cause.

She is also a community volunteer, who offers her time at Ridge Meadows Hospital, the Child Development Centre and with Special Olympics.

“Victoria inspires her peers to be resourceful, active and kind,” said her nomination.

Three finalists were honoured on Saturday, and Elijah Wootton was nominated as a key member of the Greg Moore Youth Centre Youth Council. He also got involved in the development of the Thomas Haney Action (Skate) Park.

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