2006 City of Vancouver Youth Recognition Award recipients


The community made it clear that we need to acknowledge and recognize youth in the city. We wanted to have some kind of event to recognize the youth community in Vancouver. So, in 2005, we hosted our first C.o.V. Youth Awards celebration, a special ceremony recognizing the incredible work done and positive contributions to the youth community made by individuals, programs and organizations in Vancouver. The City of Vancouver presented awards in several categories to youth, adult allies, programs and organizations for their work in youth engagement.

In 2006, the CoV Youth Awards celebration was held on May 5, 2006.

Awards were given in six different categories to the following recipients:

  • Youth 13 – 18 Award
    • Rachel Carvalho, University Hill Secondary
    • Thomas Yang Sun, Sir Winston Secondary
    • Mika Low, Killarney Community Centre
    • Rafael Pilliard Hellwig, Sir Winston Secondary
    • Alia and Salina Dharamsi, Magee Secondary
  • Youth 19 – 24 Award
    • Steven Pham, Trout Lake Community Centre
    • Spencer Herbert, Judith Marcuse Project
  • Adult Ally Award
    • Dixie Lee Vance, Young Bears Lodge, Urban Native Youth Association
    • Doug Ragan, Environmental Youth Alliance
  • Youth Group Award
    • Mark My Words Project Crew, Kinex (Self Help Resource Association)
    • Tupper Student Action Team, Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School
  • Youth Program Award
    • Youth Speak Out Program, Check Your Head
  • Youth Organization Award
    • YouthCO Aids Society
  • Special Youth Award for Anti – Violence and Crime Prevention Work
    • Leave Out ViolencE