The ‘Most Youth Friendly Employer Award’ went to The Big Moo. The award was accepted by Giang Pritchard and daughter

The ‘Most Youth Friendly Employer Award’ went to The Big Moo. The award was accepted by Giang Pritchard and daughter

National Youth Week well underway with many wonderful events

2016 Youth Friendly Business Awards a success, along with many other youth friendly events

Whether it is recreation, drama, sport, dance, civic engagement, art, volunteerism or leadership young people are involved in meaningful activities throughout every community across Canada.

National Youth Week is but one of the initiatives being taken to honour the work young people are doing in their communities.

On a local level, the team at Flipside Youth Centre have put together a fantastic fun filled week honouring the youth of Sylvan Lake.

The week kicked off with a partnership between local youth and Taco Time. The youth held a car wash nearby and in addition part of the restaurant’s proceeds went back to the youth.

Up next were the Youth Friendly Business Awards on Monday evening where three local businesses including The Big Moo, Booster Juice andCanadian Tire were all honoured for their commitments to employing local youth.

The Big Moo received the ‘Most Youth Friendly Employer Award’, with the ‘Most Youth Friendly Business Award’ going to Booster Juice. Canadian Tire received the ‘Community Philanthropy Award’.

Tuesday evening saw ‘Future Chefs’ shining in the kitchens of H.J. Cody, where two teams of hopefuls competed to be named Sylvan Lake’s next top young chefs. Ingredients for the students to use were donated by Sobey’s who was also recognized as a nominee in the youth friendly business awards.

First place in the Master Chef competition went to Ethan Galliford, second place went to Kara Gustum, third place went to Tatyanna Stoesz and fourth place was awarded to Janica Shafers.

See next week’s edition of Sylvan Lake News for coverage on the upcoming Youth Appreciation Dinner which took place Wednesday evening, along with the Flipside Twilight Carnival taking place Thursday May 5.

Friday will see the week come to a close with the Young Leaders of Tomorrow Awards.

For more information on upcoming National Youth Week initiatives in Sylvan Lake contact 403 887 1137, Ext. 223.