2008 City of Vancouver Youth Recognition Award recipients

At a special Youth Awards Ceremony held on the evening of May 2nd at the Italian Cultural Centre, the City of Vancouver recognized the contributions of youth, adults, organizations and programs in promoting meaningful youth participation in the life of the city.

Mayor Sam Sullivan, City Councillors, City staff and members of the Youth Outreach Team presented 2008 C.o.V. Youth Awards to the following:

  • Outstanding Youth Organization:
    Leave Out Violence Everywhere (LOVE-BC)
  • Outstanding Youth Program:
    Connecting Learning through Art, Broadway Youth Resource Centre (BYRC)
    Roundhouse Youth Theatre Project
    Illustrated Journeys, La Boussole
    Marpole-Oakridge Senior Youth Council
  • Outstanding Adult Ally:
    Alison Emond , Youth Housing Registry worker at Broadway Youth Resource Centre
    Tanya Findlater, Youth Programs Coordinator at Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House
  • Outstanding Youth 19-24:
    Jennifer Sarkar, My Circle Youth Program
    Max Paquin , Leave Out Violence BC
    Tyler Cuddahy YouthCO. Aids Society
  • Outstanding Youth 13-18:
    Amanda Cheong , Eric Hamber Secondary
    Betty Yiting Yan, University Hill Secondary
    Cassandra Fong, BC Leo's Club
    CB Light, Leave Out Violence Everywhere - BC
    Crystal Guss, Knowledgeable Aboriginal Youth Association
    Daniel Jun , Point Grey Secondary, BC Cancer Society
    Michael Thejomayen, University Hill Secondary School
    Jimmy Nguyen , MY Circle Youth Program
    Steven Cain Kiwassa Neighbourhood House