Dave Mikkelsen Award for Youth
Dave Mikkelsen Award for Youth Applications.
Deadline to apply was November 30, 2016
About the Dave Mikkelsen Award
The Dave Mikkelsen Award for Youth is a $1,000 annual award is in honour of former Mayor Mikkelsen’s dedication to Chestermere and its youth during his 12 consecutive years on Council. Mr. Mikkelsen’s commitment to support young people in this community and his desire to ensure that their voice is recognized by Council lives on through this award even though his service on Council has ended.
Eligible individuals or organizations are:
- Individual youth aged 12 to 17 residing in Chestermere, or
- Organizations that serve Chestermere youth aged 12 to 17, whose endeavors serve to support or enhance the social, educational, spiritual, or recreational development of youth and/or the community in Chestermere
This award has been designed to recognize a variety of endeavors that serve to support the sustainable development of Chestermere youth including workshops, courses, post secondary education, physical education, capital projects, conferences, etc.
Stay tuned in fall 2017 for application details.
Congratulation's to the 2014 winner: Megan Desplanque of Chestermere!Desplanque is a volunteer leader with both the Lake Ridge Community Church Youth Group and the YELL (Youth Encouraging Lasting Leadership) group. She was awarded the $1,000 cheque for her plan to start a YouTube channel directed at the youth of Chestermere.
Desplanque says she came up with the idea after noticing a decrease in attendance at youth groups, so she began to look at different ways that youth are interacting with one another, and how to get connected with them outside of meetings.
The channel doesn’t have a name or a link yet, but Desplanque says she plans to come up with one soon.