Calling all side-kicks and superheroes!

March 1, 2016

Calling all side-kicks and superheroes!

Like superheroes, adult mentors are dedicated, generous and committed to making a difference in the lives of their mini sidekicks. Any student from Kindergarten to Grade 12 is invited to nominate their favourite adult superhero who lives or works in Strathcona County for a High Five Award.

The High Five Awards are a youth led awards program developed by the Strathcona County Youth Council to honour the adult role models and mentors who have had a positive impact in the lives of children and youth in Strathcona County. Last year, over 250 nominations were submitted from youth across the County who wanted to recognize an adult with a High Five.

The Strathcona County Youth Council is now accepting nominations for the High Five Awards held on May 29, 2016 at Festival Place. The nomination deadline is April 22, 2016. 

All nominees will be celebrated at the awards ceremony, with one award presented for each grade division. All super heroes are invited to the celebration on May 29, 2016. The event will also highlight the talents of local youth through performances and an art show.

Nomination forms are available online, at local schools and various community locations or you can call Heather at 780-464-4044.

The Strathcona County Youth Council is composed of teens from Grades 7 – 12 and is supported and mentored by Strathcona County Family and Community Services.


Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of almost 96,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.


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Contact: Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595