An annual Cranbrook tradition is the presentation of the Canada Day Citizenship Awards to deserving youth, and on Friday, July 1, at the Rotary Park Canada Day celebrations, Acting Cranbrook Mayor Norma Blissett handed out the awards to nine students — three from Laurie Middle School, three from Parkland and three from Mount Baker Secondary. The students so honoured have, through their efforts, made Cranbrook and their schools better places.
After the on-stage presentations, the mayor and students gathered for a group photo. Left to right: Member of Parliament Wayne Stetski, Ryan Lockhart (Parkland), Ryan Penney (Parkland), Kimberley Willicome (Parkland), Kaitlin Grainger (Laurie), Samantha Simmons (Laurie), Connor Thompson (Laurie), Matthew Honeyman (Mount Baker), Nicole Byford (Mount Baker), Acting Mayor Norma Blissett. Not present was Josie Ruoss, the other Mount Baker recipient.