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Youth of the Year Award recipient announced

Nov 28, 2017 | General

The Town of Orangeville pays tribute each year to a youth who has enriched the social, cultural, or civic life of the community. Nominations are received from the public and reviewed by the Honours Committee, and a recommendation is forwarded to Orangeville Council for approval. The Youth of the Year award was announced at the November 27th meeting of Orangeville Council. The recipient received a plaque and her name was added to the plaque in Council Chambers.

The recipient of the 2017 Municipal Youth of the Year is Laura Godin. Laura is a regimental Sergeant Major and Cadet Commanding Officer in the 1849 Lorne Scots Royal Canadian Army Cadets of Orangeville. Charged with carrying out the operation of the Cadet Corps with 65 cadets, Laura shows superior leadership skills, has an innate ability to get the best out of people and is a mentor to many of the younger cadets. Her planning and management skills are above average and a credit to the cadet program. Laura has received many prestigious awards at the local, regional and national level. Through the cadet program, Laura discovered her passion for preserving the environment and climbing mountains. Laura has also been a figure skater all her life.

Currently in her first year at the University of Toronto, Laura is studying Life Sciences.

Laura’s future plans include research in the medical field in the areas of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, causes close to her heart, as well as the pursuit of a career in a program such as “Doctors Without Borders”.