Outstanding Youth Volunteers Recognized

    Lieutenant Governor Honours Ontario Medal For Young Volunteers Recipients

    TORONTO, April 17 /CNW/ -


    Eight outstanding young Ontarians are being honoured with an Ontario
Medal for Young Volunteers.
    The Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers is presented by the Lieutenant
Governor in recognition of the time and effort made by young volunteers,
between the ages of 15 and 24, to improve the quality of life in their
communities, and throughout Ontario. By honouring the contributions made by
these young volunteers, this award distinguishes these exceptional young
people as role models.
    These volunteers will receive their medals at a Queen's Park ceremony on
April 20, during National Volunteer Week, April 19-25.


    "I am pleased to invest eight of Ontario's finest young volunteers with
this tremendous honour for their leadership and dedication. They are
inspirations for all Ontarians."
    - The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

    "Volunteering is a way for young people to put their ideas into action
for the benefit of others. Each of us has contributions to make to society and
these young people are outstanding examples of how one person's contributions
can positively affect many."
    - Michael Chan, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration


    -   Created in 1998, the Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers
        (http://www.citizenship.gov.on.ca/english/honours/omyv/) is
        celebrating its 10th anniversary
    -   Other government of Ontario events taking place during National
        Volunteer Week include: The ChangeTheWorld Ontario Youth Volunteer
        Challenge (http://webx.newswire.ca/click/?id=4a83aea5c4eb413); The
        June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for
        Voluntarism (http://www.citizenship.gov.on.ca/english/honours/oaa/)
        ceremony and five Ontario Volunteer Service Award
        (http://www.citizenship.gov.on.ca/english/honours/vsa/) ceremonies.


    For a full list and a description of this year's recipients, see attached

    Want to nominate someone? Need more information?


For further information:

For further information: Nanda Casucci-Byrne, Office of the Lieutenant
Governor, (416) 325-7780; Coralie D'Souza, Minister's Office, (416) 325-6204;
Michel Payen-Dumont, Communications, (416) 314-7010

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