2017 YMCA Peace Medal Nominations Ending

2017 YMCA Peace Medal
2017 YMCA Peace Medal Nominations Ending
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Priscilla Furlong

Priscilla Furlong is the Marketing Communications Coordinator for the Oakville YMCA. She is a graduate of Centennial College, and is a resident of Oakville.

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The 2017 YMCA Peace Medal nominations will be closed as of October 21, 2017. If you know a youth, adult or group who is making a difference in our community, nominate them.

Whether organizing food drives, fundraising to build schools in developing countries, creating awareness about terrorist attacks, promoting anti-bullying and more, the 2016 YMCA Peace Medal recipient Victoria Winslow’s passion for helping others is clear.

Victoria Winslow was a grade 12 student from Oakville Trafalgar High School. It was her passion for making a difference, in our community and beyond, that made her the recipient of a 2016 YMCA Peace Medal.

Here are some of the reason why Victoria was awarded the 2016 YMCA Peace Medal:

  1. Whether organizing food drives, fundraising to build schools and water wells in developing countries, raising money for cancer, raising awareness about the terrorist attacks on Paris, promoting anti-bullying and more, Victoria’s passion for helping others is clear.
  2. As part of the Me to We Club in school, she helped raise $8,500 to build a school in Sierra Leone. When Nepal was struck by an earthquake, she worked with other Me to We clubs to create fundraisers to help those affected.
  3. Victoria was also a member of the Ontario Parliamentary Youth Advisory Council led by MPP Kevin Flynn, focusing on mental health and led the first Resilience and Determination (RAD) event to help students develop resiliency.
  4. Through her passion and unique leadership style, she has often been called the “Quiet Leader”. Instead of focusing on simply helping one issue, she has chosen to help multiple causes in both her local and global community.

Selected recipients will receive the 2017 YMCA Peace Medal, along with $500 for their charitable work, at the YMCA Community Breakfast for Peace on November 23. Tickets for the event, with keynote speaker and First Nations advocate, Gabrielle Scrimshaw, are also now on sale.

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Visit ymcaofoakville.org to nominate someone today!

About YMCA Peace Week

YMCA Peace Week will be celebrated at YMCA’s across Canada from November 18-25. During the week, YMCA’s will offer activities that help children, youth and adults explore peace from personal, local and global perspectives. During YMCA Peace Week, we ask people to “Build community and act for peace”.

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