10 May Youth of Distinction Awards 2017
The YODA committee received 175 nominations of youth from all across the city. Through careful deliberation, the committee narrowed down the nominations to 24 finalists who were invited to attend the ceremony. Youth were nominated in categories of advocacy, arts and culture, environment, leadership, perseverance, peer support, sportsmanship, and volunteerism. Recipients of each category were announced at the ceremony. Learn more about the finalists and recipients below.
The award show featured two youth performers, Brettyn Rose and Bryanna Cuthill. The ceremony had a catered sit down brunch where attendees were able to enjoy the musical talents of Brettyn Rose who sang tracks from her recently released album, Walking With No Shoes. Bryanna also gave a beautiful vocal performance at the YODA ceremony where she sang pop songs. Bryanna will be going to Edinburgh this summer to act and sing in Fame the musical.
Advocacy Award sponsored by TD
Arts and Culture Award sponsored by the Harry and Martha Cohen Foundation
Environment Award sponsored by ConocoPhillips