There is still plenty of summer left in Metro Vancouver but since the rain has moved in on this August Monday and many of us may not feel up to heading into the parks, why not take a moment to see if you are eligible to apply for the Wosk Awards?
The Dr. M. Wosk Leadership Fund was established by the Pacific Parklands Foundation for the development of youth leadership in 2006. The leadership fund is used to engage, train and empower today’s youth with the skills necessary for the future sustainability of our spectacular city and regional parks.
Participants will have training in ecological issues and environmental preservation as well as the organizational and communication skills necessary to make a profound difference. The impact of their work will be felt by all as they grow to become the leaders of the future.
“With one inspired leader there is the potential of attracting a thousand or more participants. Without those exceptional leaders, thousands of people may never get involved.” – Dr. Mordehai Wosk
The Dr. M. Wosk awards are open to students and individuals in the Metro Vancouver regional parks area. All applications and nominations are reviewed by the Foundation’s Environmental Leadership Selection Committee and they determine the number of recipients and the value of each of the awards presented annually.
The deadline to apply for 2011 is October 7, 2011 and successful candidates will be selected by October 21 and recognized at Fall Parksfest 2011, held at BCIT in Burnaby on November 5, 2011.
Visit our website at http://www.pacificparklands.com/Projects/index.html to apply!