École Windsor Secondary
North Vancouver School District

The District of North Vancouver

2021 Youth Awards

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What is the Youth Awards program, anyway?

The Youth Awards Program recognizes young people in the District (10 to 24) for their significant achievements and contributions to the community.

Youth Recognition Award

For young people who have made great personal strides, overcome personal or societal barriers, or demonstrated great skill in music, academics, art, or sports.


Aubrey Dorey-Havens – Windsor Secondary

Aubrey is a talented basketball player at Windsor and 3D Basketball. His elite skill, sportsmanship, and leadership have contributed to his teams’ successes. His hard work and dedication are admirable traits that he brings to basketball and to academics where he is also highly successful.

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Marika Brydon – Windsor Secondary

Marika has been nominated for her engagement of other youth and mediation skills. She is best known for her notable kindness, motivation to always put her best self forward, and supporting those around her in any way she can. She is also a fantastic origami teacher!

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Kamyrn Chin – Windsor Secondary

Kamryn is an ambitious young woman who doesn't hesitate to help out when she see a need.  Her leadership in Student Council, STEM Club and the North Vancouver School District Leadership Council were paramount in her efforts to help younger women at Windsor Secondary to be involved in science and the school community.

Youth Community Enhancement Award

For young volunteers who have made positive contributions to the community by providing at least 75 hours of service on a committee, or by working with a local organization or group.

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Matthew Coffin – Windsor Secondary

Matthew began his Grade 8 year at Windsor playing a vital role in the live streaming and video recording of events for the school. Matthew worked intensively for numerous events to record 14 different music classes, two ceremonies and even a musical theatre production. All of the hundreds of hours have come on a volunteer basis.

The District of North Vancouver 

2020 Youth Awards

Due to the current situation, the annual in-person Youth Awards event has been cancelled.  

However we are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 Youth Awards.  

To protect the health and safety of our community, we are acknowledging and celebrating the award recipients online along with a video message from Mayor Little.   Video Message

Category: Recognition and Outstanding Achievement 

Recognizes young people who have made great personal strides, overcome personal or societal barriers, or demonstrated great skill in music, academics, art or sports.

Justin Walton 

Justin has made great personal strides, completing hours of work experience at a local car dealership and auto parts store as part of the Work Experience Program at Windsor Secondary School. In the future, he aspires to become a mechanic.

Florence Durocher 

Over the past two years, Florence has demonstrated outstanding leadership in her role coaching students in grades nine and ten. She excels as a coach by creating a positive and inclusive environment for all players.

Lisa Gray 

Lisa has overcome personal barriers and become a confident and humorous individual with a strong work ethic. She explored her interest in animals while contributing volunteer hours at the Capilano River Hatchery through the Work Experience Program at Windsor Secondary School.

Miles Oldknow

Miles regularly participates in the youth programs hosted at Parkgate Community Centre. His kindness, humour, and ability to create an inclusive and judgement-free space helps build meaningful connections and a sense of community for local youth.

Category: Outstanding Youth Team

Recognizes a group who has completed a minimum of 50 hours per person of community or

school service to enhance programs or services in their school or community.


This year’s YouthLAB team created an innovative arts Journal project to help reduce stigma around mental health in their communities.

The group created an arts-based journal filled with their reflections, messages and explorations surrounding youth mental health through writing, poetry, visual art, and photography.

Windsor Team Members include:

Mya Nevin   Andra Chitan    Sarah Pollard