As promised, here is part three of my backpacking adventures!
After spending those seven or so months in Australia, finishing our educational semester abroad, we decided that since there was still two months before school starts in Canada and England, let’s go on a new adventure-fly next door to New Zealand!
“I volunteer because it’s a medium through which I can make a positive difference in the world,” said Y57‘s May 2012 Youth of the Month Aliya Dossa. Aliya, Youth 4 Tap co-founder, Indian jazz dancer, photographer, and future UBC student has had quite the adventure in her high school career.
At 22, Devon Drumm is a graduate of the Art Institute of Vancouver with a focus on graphic design, has created his own gaming start up called Pepperdev Studios, and is now working on Hungry Fins, a mobile game app that can be purchased in app stores once funded and produced. Let’s not forget that he can now add “Y57′s Youth of the Month” on to his list of accomplishments!
“The reason I try to be so involved is that it makes me so excited to be a part of a generation that is trying to make a difference!” These are the powerful words of our very accomplished youth of the month, 16 year old Selin Jessa.
Calgary born and bred, Cassie Jane Dixon, never really seems to have a second to herself! From being a full time SFU Communications Student, to the Secretary General for the Model United Nations, a Community Advisor for SFU Residence Life, and an integral part of the SFU Relay for Life along with so much more,
Twelve hours of laughter, tears, celebration, remembrance and fighting all in the name of cancer took place from Friday March 23, 2012 at the Fourth Annual SFU Relay for Life! This inspiring event was hosted by hardworking full-time students, eager volunteers and members of the Canadian Cancer Society.
Saying prayers in mosque in front of hundreds of people, flying planes up high in the sky, and partaking in tae kwon do. These are just a few of the wonderful achievements that 16 year old Ilyaz Mapara has been able to accomplish; all the while overcoming the barriers that autism has attempted to put in his way.
Vancouver’s very own PuSh Festival is fast approaching!
What: The PuSh Festival showcases acclaimed international, Canadian and local artists and mixes them together with an alchemy that inspires audiences, rejuvenates artists, stimulates the industry and forges productive relationships around the globe.
Woo! 2011 is over and what a year it has been! The Youth of the Months, or YOMs as we like to call them, have truly done some damage on my emotions throughout this year. I can personally say that this show has exposed me to some of Vancouver’s most inspiring, life changing, and wonderful youth! It’s hard to narrow down such amazing people to a top 5 list, but it had to be done.