URock Volunteer Awards
There are a lot of great things happening in communities all around Newfoundland and Labrador. Many of them are being driven by young people who are taking it upon themselves to make this province a better place to live and build a future. Everywhere young men and women are volunteering their time, expanding their imaginations, using their creativity and channeling their energies to change their neighbourhoods and improve their communities.
The URock Volunteer Awards highlight and recognize the important role young people and youth-led organizations play in making their communities healthier and happier places. Some young people take an hour a week to give back, while others have started a career in the non-profit sector. They have led recycling campaigns, raised money for the developing world, or pioneered programs which empower and engage youth throughout our province to be active and contributing citizens. But no matter the time or method, the impact they have is the same.
Volunteers of all ages strengthen communities and their actions improve the quality of life of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. With the URock Volunteer Award we are paying particular attention to the contribution of young people. They help this province thrive and grow through their selfless contributions. We want to celebrate these young volunteers and youth-led organizations and give them the recognition they deserve. The commitment and dedication of young men and women to give of themselves for others have helped this province become a strong, vibrant, caring and cool place.
This year's awards ceremony took place on May 14, 2015, at the Glacier in Mount Pearl, and aired on Rogers TV.
- Ministerial Statement: Minister Congratulates 2015 URock Award Winners