Age is not a barrier to volunteering!

Harnoor Gill

I am in Grade 8 at Stewarttown middle school in Ontario with Level 4 standing participating in the Green Team, Concert band, Games Club, Focus Group and Intramurals for Sports.

Other extra-curricular activities include: Youth volunteer leader at Willow Park Ecology Centre, membership in the local Mayor's Youth Action Committee in Halton Hills, Fundraising for the Milton Regional Spelling Bee, (raising $1000) and Flight Corporal in the 820 Chris Hadfield Squadron of Milton Air Cadets. I demonstrate responsibility, maturity, teamwork, commitment and leadership in all the activities where I participate.

My interest in current affairs extends to such things as preventing the Acton quarry expansion in the Niagara Escarpment because the Niagara Escarpment is the main source for Acton. I am involved with, P.O.W.E.R (Protect Our Water and Environmental Resources) which petitions against it gathering 100 signatures. Authorities haven't made a decision yet, and P.O.W.E.R is trying to stop this from happening.

Recent awards include the 2011 Youth Recognition Award from Halton Hills Mayor's Youth Action Committee; 2011 Halton Regional Chair's Environmental Award; 2011 Milton Regional Spelling Bee of Canada Intermediate Championship; Public Awareness Award with Certificate of Appreciation from the Children's Aid Society and the Certificate of Recognition for the 2011 Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year Award (OCNA) among 107 volunteers by the Georgetown Independent and Free Press.

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