Two of FRAN’s undergraduate students - Farial Hashimi (ADEV) and Sophie Kirby (CYF) - have been nominated in the ‘youth’ category for the 2015 YMCA Canada Peace Medal. These medals are awarded to individuals across Canada who “demonstrate a commitment to the values of PEACE [Participation, Empathy, Advocacy, Community and Empowerment] through contributions made within their local, national or global community.”
Farial and her family relocated to the Guelph region from Afghanistan in 2002, and she has since become greatly involved in the community through her events planning with the YMCA. She has twice been elected as a member of the Guelph YMCA Board of Directors. Sophie worked this summer as a lifeguard and swim instructor in the First Nations hamlet of Fort Liard, Northwest Territories, and has volunteered her time to organize an award-winning synchronized swimming team of 9 young women from the community.
The results of the nominations will be announced on Friday, November 20th.
Congratulations, and best of luck to Farial and Sophie!
For more information about the nominees, please check out the full article from the YMCA-YWCA of Guelph.