A young volunteer from the community of Vita is this year’s recipient of the Lieutenant Governors “Make a Difference” Community Award for the Eastman region,
On April 17, eighteen year old Candace Maxymowich was presented the Lieutenant Governor’s Make a Difference Community Award at the 29th Annual Volunteer Award Dinner at the Winnipeg Convention Centre.
Miss Maxymowich was recognized as a true leader who exhibits courage and dedication. Her courage is balanced appropriately with professionalism, strong values, and humility. She is interested in politics and is passionate about issues that affect communities in the Eastman region, throughout the province, and across Canada.
“I am very honoured to be receiving this award. I am passionate about positive change and have wanted to make a difference in people’s lives,” Maxymowich says. “There’s so much I hope to accomplish.”
Maxymowich serves on the Manitoba Youth Advisory Council (selected by the Minister of Healthy Living, Youth and Seniors) to provide feedback to the province on a range of issues affecting young people.
When presented with her award, Maxymowich was recognized for contributed significant amount of time for volunteering in numerous organizations both locally and nationally. She is also passionate about raising awareness of mental health and other health issues. She has also started her own campaign “Respect and Dignity for All” which strives to improve the lives of those suffering with a mental health issue.
The annual Lieutenant Governors “Make a Difference” Community Award was launched during International year of Volunteers in 2001 to recognize individuals for their contributions to the community through voluntary service. It is presented to individuals who have embodied the spirit of volunteerism and have made a lasting impact and meaningful contribution through their volunteer activities.
Vita teen Candace Maxymowich receives the Lieutenant Governors “Make a Difference” Community Award for the Eastman region from Lieutenant Governor Philip S. Lee.