2-media-2013

United Way of Peel Region announces 2012 Youth Spirit Award winners

MISSISSAUGA (March 18, 2013) – United Way of Peel Region and its Young Leaders Council announced the recipients of the 2012 Youth Spirit Awards at a ceremony held at Sheridan College in Mississauga.

United Way took time to recognize the contributions of everyone involved in the successful fundraising campaigns, including the work of Peel youth in three categories: elementary, secondary and post-secondary.

“This night is a celebration of youth innovation, achievement and overwhelming generosity,” says Shelley White, president & CEO of United Way of Peel Region. “You gave. You volunteered. You acted. You are making change possible for the people of Peel who need social support. ”

The young leaders in Peel came together to celebrate one another and their contributions to the 2012 United Way Annual Campaign which collectively raised $12.97 million to support the communities of Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga.

The following schools and student organizations received Youth Spirit Awards:

Helping Hands Award

 

    • Beryl Ford Public School, Brampton

Bramalea Secondary School, BramptonUniversity of Toronto-Mississauga Athletic Council (UTMAC), Mississauga

 

Biggest Bucks Award

  • Whiteoaks Public School, Mississauga
  • Glenforest Secondary School, Mississauga
  • University of Toronto-Mississauga Athletic Council (UTMAC), Mississauga

Uniquely Yours Award

  • Thorndale Public School, Brampton
  • Glenforest Secondary School, Mississauga
  • University of Toronto-Mississauga Music Club (UMC), Mississauga

Social Spirit Award

  • Glenforest Secondary School, Mississauga
  • University of Toronto-Mississauga Athletic Council (UTMAC), Mississauga

Award winners were selected by the Youth Campaigns Committee of the Young Leaders Council, through a blind-judging process.

United Way of Peel Region and the Young Leaders Council are proud to recognize Sheridan College and Ultima Foods as events sponsors for the 2012 Youth Spirit Awards.

Photos from the event are on Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/unitedwaypeel/sets/72157633041947187/.

Contact:
Doris Mohrhardt
Communications & Marketing
905-602-3624 (desk)
416-420-9975 (mobile)
dmohrhardt@unitedwaypeel.org