Calling all leaders

By Charles Tweed

The 2011 Leaders of Tomorrow Awards presentation will take place at Diamond Willow Middle School April 10.

That may seem like a long time from now, but the deadline for nominations is March 15.

The awards recognize youth who have made outstanding contributions to the community through leadership and volunteerism.

“We are looking for youth who inspire the spirit of volunteerism in others. Any contributions they have made to the community through their leadership or volunteering skills is what we are trying to promote,” said Leanne Brusegard, chair for the Leaders of Tomorrow program.

With a focus on being a positive role model, commitment of leadership — be it at school, in the community, through athletics or fine arts — the awards recognize the importance of youth  stepping up to become leaders of tomorrow.

“We want to acknowledge, and recognize the youth for their commitment to our community. It’s an honor to be nominated for the Leaders of Tomorrow. It’s important to encourage them to keep doing the great work they are doing because our whole community benefits from them,” said Brusegard.

If you know a youth in Ponoka who deserves recognition, pick up a nomination form at volunteer resources in the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre.