The North Okanagan Optimist club is thrilled to be working in partnership with Kidston Helm Ross Lawyers to present a new award in Vernon.
The first community Junior Good Citizen of the Year will be announced in January of 2024. Styled after the longstanding Good Citizen of the Year award that is presented by JCI Vernon, the Junior Good Citizen will be between the ages of 8 and 18. "The mission statement of Optimist International is to bring out the best in youth, our communities and ourselves, therefore we feel recognizing a junior good citizen is just right for our local club." says event chair Kathleen Dubois.
The award will celebrate community contributions made by a local child. The Junior Good Citizen of the Year will also be directing a generous donation to their charity of choice thanks to the partnership of Kidston Helm Ross.
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