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Nominations for the 2020 RBC Spirit of the Capital Youth Awards are now OPEN!

Do you know any remarkable and inspiring young people who deserve to be celebrated? Of course, you do!  Youth Ottawa once again will recognize these exceptional young people at our 23rd Annual RBC Spirit of the Capital Youth Awards on the evening of Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 at Ottawa City Hall.

All award recipients will receive a $1,000 bursary to be used towards the advancement of academic pursuits or social and environmental change projects in line with the values of Youth Ottawa.  

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Nominations are rooollllling in for the @RBC Spirit of the Capital #YouthAwards!

We're blown away by all the amazing candidates to date! Congratulations to all those who have been nominated thus far!

#Nominations close on March 15th. Visit https://t.co/lodf9Mzvcm. https://t.co/LsjdVtbEjV
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Only 1 more week until our first Youth Open Mic Series with @CanadasNAC!

Perform on the NAC's 4th stage in a supportive open mic format. Bands, singers, poets, dancers, improv artists & DJ's welcome.

Register today at https://t.co/FSlW4E0nfG!

Please share with your networks! https://t.co/xPlKbhaiq0
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Thank you for showing us the love ❤️

With your support, we impacted over 5,000 youth last year through our programs & activities.

This Valentine's day we want to show you the impact we've accomplished together & share our gratitude in our latest report.

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Go Gigi! 🎉🎉 our Youth Engagement Committee Member is a powerhouse! Check it out ⬇️ https://t.co/Q3mPc0CE9L
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uOttawa Entrepreneur.e. @uOttawaEHub
Biomedical Science #student at @uOttawa, member of the @Youth_Ottawa #Youth Advisory Committee, #research student at the @OttawaHospital Research Institute & #uOglobal Lead Ambassador, Gigi Huang's #entrepreneurial spirit shines as she aims to make the world a better place! 🌎✨ https://t.co/l9jpmqft82

Exciting morning @McNabbSite! @RobynBresnahan is kicking off the Storytelling Lab in partnership with @CBCOttawa & @ocdsbxl. Participants from our Youth Active Media program are working with CBC Ottawa on storytelling! https://t.co/Hf293fsUih Youth_Ottawa photo

Check out our latest interview with #OttawaInsights by @OttCommFdn where our ED @IanBingeman shares how Ottawa Insights data and resources have helped shape our strategies! https://t.co/SEec2OXimu Youth_Ottawa photo

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Youth empowering youth to spark change and take action. Engaging, empowering and encouraging youth through programming designed and delivered by youth for youth. Impacting over 6,000 youth and growing.
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Nominee Announcement⁣⁣ 🎉
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Frances Granger⁣⁣
Category: Max Keeping for Personal Courage & Strength through Diversity⁣⁣
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“I am most proud of being a part of Indigenous Awareness Week. It was a week to educate students and teachers about Indigenous culture and to show that we are still here and proud of who we are. The reactions from the students made me extremely happy and proud of what I had done.⁣”
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Congratulations on your nomination Frances!
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Nominee Announcement⁣⁣ 🎉
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Sol Schafer⁣
Category: Arts and Culture ⁣

"In the long-term, I'd like to promote the growth of Ottawa’s youth poetry scene by helping to create a spoken word festival for high school students. I believe that the positive effect that self-expression can have in the lives of youth makes youth poetry uniquely powerful."⁣

Congratulations on your nominations Sol!
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Ali Al Husseini 'The Soulfulpoet'⁣
Category: Arts and Culture⁣
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Ali also known as The Soulfulpoet is a young spoken-word artist, songwriter and rapper. ⁣

"I have many goals in life that I would like to achieve and one of them is to hold conferences on arts and wellness to make an impact on people's life."⁣
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Congratulations Ali @alithesoulfulpoet on your nomination!!
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Jennifer Tenasco ⁣
Category: Max Keeping for Personal Courage & Strength through Diversity ⁣

"My hope for the future would be to continue to work with young athletes and raise awareness for Indigenous issues and women in sports." ⁣

Congratulations Jennifer!
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Teslock Luk⁣
Category: Service and Caring⁣

"My name means happiness and what makes me most happy is when I can help others."⁣

Congratulations Tesloch @yung_jimmyt6 on your nomination!!

youthottawa.ca/nominate
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Youth Ottawa
Thank you for showing us the love ❤️

With your support, we've been able to impact over 5,000 youth last year through our programs and activities.

This Valentine's day we want to show you the impact we have been able to accomplish together and share our gratitude in our latest report.

View the full report ↓

Ganaaboute Gagne

“We all need that push to get us to the finish line. I am so grateful to Youth Ottawa because in my opinion, they keep fantastic youth motivated towards achieving their goals.”

-Recipient of 2018 Youth Ottawa RBC Strength Through Diversity Award

Jennifer Lee

” I am grateful to Youth Ottawa. The money I received from the Youth Ottawa bursary went towards by studies at Concordia University. This has enabled me to meet so many artists within my program and it has opened opportunities for networking and collaboration.”

-Recipient of 2018 Youth Ottawa RBC Arts & Culture Award

Falicia Gingras

“Being recognized for the Take a Stand Award by Youth Ottawa meant that my efforts and the efforts of my group in bettering the community are making an impact, this has encouraged me to continue modelling Indigenous values.”

-Recipient of 2018 Youth Ottawa RBC Take a Stand Award

Zaineb Al-Faesly

“I was always uncertain about pursuing my master’s degree and this award gave me a financial push. Being a student is expensive so I’m grateful to Youth Ottawa for this opportunity and their support.”

-Recipient of 2018 RBC Strength through Diversity Award

Maya Basudde

“Being recognized for the RBC Spirit of the Capital Arts & Culture award was one of the first times that I felt like what I was doing was important.”

-Recipient of 2017 RBC Arts & Culture Award

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