Kiana Swift

Sooke teen honoured for work with fall fair

Sooke resident Kiana Swift has received the B.C. Fairs Volunteer Youth of the Year Award

Sooke resident Kiana Swift has received the B.C. Fairs Volunteer Youth of the Year Award for her work with the Sooke Fall Fair.

Swift, a Mount Douglas Secondary School student, received the award at B.C. Fairs recent annual general meeting.

The B.C. Fairs’ award recognizes young people deeply engaged as volunteers in local fairs.

Swift, 16, has volunteered with the Sooke Fall Fair for three years.

“I was surprised by the award. All the woman I work with wrote letters in supporting me, that was really endearing,” Swift said.

The Sooke Fall Fair is not the only organization that Swift uses her talent. At school, she plays most sports, volunteers with the Leadership group and helps with several festivals throughout the region.

“I like keeping busy,” Swift said. “I enjoy all the people I get to meet, learned a lot and experienced many new experiences.”

Sooke Fall Fair president Ellen Lewers, who nominated Swift for the award, calls her an “amazing girl,” adding she’ll take on anything she’s asked to do without complaint.

“She’s really enthusiastic, infused with energy. It’s just a blessing to have her here,” Lewers said.

The Volunteer Youth of the Year Award was one of three awards won by the Sooke Fall Fair this year. The other awards were for community engagement and organization accomplishment.

For Lewers, the awards demonstrate the fall fair is going in the right direction.

“It shows if you focus and involve other people and get other people engaged in what you’re doing then it works. The more people you involve, the more people are excited about it.”

The Sooke Fall Fair is held every September.

 

Just Posted

Sixty Sooke homes needed to host Japanese students

Homestay program offers visitors a taste of life in Canada

UPDATED: Heavy police presence in Victoria had part of Bay Street blocked off

Bay Street east of Quadra Street was blocked off on Saturday

Hundreds of foreign species still washing up on B.C. coast, eight years after tsunami

The Royal BC Museum is home to thousands of samples collected along the west coast of North America

Victoria first Canadian city to join United Nations tree planting challenge

The City of Victoria pledges to plant 5,000 trees by the end of 2020

VIDEO: Grizzly bears fight along northern B.C. highway in rare footage

Cari McGillivray posted the head-turning video, shot near Stewart, B.C., to social media

Handgun crackdown, health spending and transit plans latest campaign promises

Friday was the end of a busy week on the campaign trail

B.C. woman photographs massive ant swarm on Abbotsford driveway

She asked what the ants were doing? The answer: war

Police arrest B.C. phone scammer linked to illegal call centres in India

Person arrested in Burnaby here on a work visa, says police

Air Canada forced girl, 12, to remove hijab: civil rights group

The San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations calling for change

Man from Winnipeg who was hiking alone found dead in Banff National Park

RCMP say the man was hiking alone on Mount Temple Thursday

Resident finds loaded shotgun inside a duffle bag in Kelowna alleyway

RCMP seized a loaded 12-gauge shotgun, ammunition, clothing and other items

Graffiti, calls and Snapchat: RCMP probe string of threats targeting Kamloops schools

There have been nine different threats made to four different schools in the city

B.C. truck drivers to face higher fines for not using winter tire chains

As of Oct. 1, not using chains on the highway when required could net you a $598 ticket

Most Read