Allysa Woodrow, who has been recognized as the Junior Citizen of the Year, a CTV Hometown Hero, and won the SaskTel Indigenous Youth Award of Excellence in the Community Service category, has now learned she is the recipient of the 2019 Terry Fox Humanitarian Award.
The award, which is valued at $28,000 over four years, is one of 22 awarded in 2019. There were over 800 applicants.
The award recognizes young humanitarians who have worked tirelessly to channel some of the same principles, values, and goals that Terry Fox held, be it a passion for helping those in need or demonstrating perseverance and determination in the face of adversity. Allysa will continue to work toward further humanitarian work.
Throughout high school Allysa has participated in community service such as the SRC Conversation Café, Students Against Drunk Driving, Students Allied for Safety and Support, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 70, Hugs with Mugs, and most recently spearheaded the Battlefords Better Together T-Shirt Project.
Allysa is a former student of École Monseigneur Blaise Morand and will graduate with a bilingual diploma.
Beginning in September, Allysa plans to attend the First Nations University of Canada in Regina. She plans to complete a bachelor’s degree in Indigenous social work.