February 2, 2021
Chestermere, AB - The City of Chestermere is proud to announce the Mikkelsen Youth Award is open for applications.
The Mikkelsen Youth Award is a $1,000 annual grant in honour of Dave Mikkelsen, who served as the mayor of Chestermere for 12 years. During his time, Mr. Mikkelsen was dedicated to supporting and uplifting youth voices in the community through Council recognitions. His legacy and commitment continue through this award.
Each year, Mr. Mikkelsen and the current Mayor choose an idea that embodies an entrepreneurial spirit. The winning entry must also demonstrate that it will contribute to enhancing and recognizing the social, educational, spiritual or, recreation development of youth in the community.
Last year, Camp Chestermere was awarded the grant to help contribute towards the summer bike program. The funds helped purchase bikes and helmets for camp leaders and children attending the program. The camp had previously struggled to provide the program due to some of the attendees' financial restrictions.
Other past winners have invested in community projects such as a new water fountain at the local skate park, a YouTube channel and a community talent show.
Are you between the ages of 12-17 years-old or an organization that serves Chestermere youth? Do you have an idea that could improve or benefit the Chestermere community?
Individuals can fill out the form in less than 10 minutes by explaining why and how their idea could benefit the community. Find the application online at www.chestermere.ca/youthaward.
The deadline for applications is March 1, 2021, at 11:59 p.m.