Omemee: Awards shine spotlight on good work done by local youth


Three Ommee area young women were recipients of Kawartha Lakes Youth Awards presented by the BGC Kawarthas. The awards shine a spotlight on the wonderful things that the youth of CKL are doing.

Siobhan Cadigan, Miranda Jensen and Hannah Schevers were presented with their respective awards at the ceremony recently.

Siobhan focuses her leadership and humanitarian efforts on listening to youth and addressing barriers they face. Her nomination speaks of her skills in collaboration and advocacy, commitment to allyship, and her concern about youth engagement, gender equality and access to quality education. She received the Humanitarian Award, 12-17 yrs.

Miranda was excited to start her first summer job before COVID hit. Not to be dissuaded, she created her own job with a business called Riverview Creations and Crafts. She creates customizable travel mugs, coffee mugs, water bottles and the like. She advertises through social media and began participating in local farmers’ markets and craft shows. Miranda was the recipient of the Enterpreneurship award, 12-17 yrs.

Hannah is improving the lives of people with disabilities through her advocacy and action. She has overcome barriers such as stereotyping, discriminations and internationalized ableism. She is currently working on a video campaign called, “I am More than my Disability” and leading 14 ambassadors while also participating in a national council for people with facial disabilities. Hannah was awarded the Resiliency Award as well as the coveted Ron Kennedy Scholarship.

Congratulations to the three young women who are making our world a better place.

Pickleball

From all the reports, Omemee was just waiting for pickleball to arrive in the village. Participant numbers have been excellent and everyone is enjoying themselves while getting some exercise. Games are held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays beginning at 9 am at the Curling Center, James St. Cost is $5 per game or $40 for unlimited monthly play.

Events

Countryside Pharmacy will hold a blood pressure clinic, July 28, 1:30-5:30 pm Register by calling 705-799-6113.

Emily Presbyterian Cemetery, located at intersection of Emily Park Rd. and Meadowview Rd., will hold its Decoration Day, July 24 at 3 pm A columbarium has recently been installed at the cemetery. For information about the cemetery you can visit emilypresbyterencemetery.ca or call Robert at 705-799-6354.

The Omemee Lioness Lions Club is holding a draw for a Cuisart 4 burner gas grill. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5 and available by contacting Lioness Lion Pat at 705-879-2306. Draw will take place at Camp Kirk, Sept. 3.

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