Oakville Spirit Awards

So grateful to have received the Oakville Spirit Award in the youth category this week! You can read more here:

Governor General’s Award

The Governor General’s Award for Volunteers presented by Craig Kielburger & WE Charity So honoured to receive the Governor General’s Sovereign Award for Volunteers. This award is presented by David Johnston to recognize volunteers working to create positive change on a local & global scale. This year, the award ceremony was held by the WE organization, and we were presented the […]

Embodying empathy

By: Julia Le / Oakville Beaver Aiza Abid, a Garth Webb Secondary School student, was the winner of a YMCA Peace Medallion in the youth category. Driven by passion to make a difference, Abid started Aiza’s Teddy Bear Foundation in 2013 to send stuffed toys to local homeless shelters and children’s hospitals. In accepting the recognition, which comes with […]

YMCA Peace Medallion

Feeling immensely grateful to have received the YMCA Peace Medallion in the youth category this week for Aiza’s Teddybear Foundation. The award ceremony took place during the annual YMCA Breakfast for Peace as part of the organizations week long initiatives to promote the importance of empathy. These events are a personal favourite of mine because we get the chance to […]

Mac Kids Event

Mac Kids Walk & Wheel for Miracles Event A sunny day spent volunteering, riding on hot air balloons and running the teddy bear hospital tent at the Mac Kids Walk & Wheel for Miracles event! Had the sweetest conversations with over 200 kiddos who have or are currently receiving treatments at McMaster Children’s Hospital. Thank you Build-A-Bear Workshop​ for donating […]