The Premier’s Healthy Living Award for Youth

The Premier's Healthy Living Award for Youth recognizes the achievements of young Manitobans who are positive role models for other children and youth in promoting healthy lifestyles.

Healthy Living is about making healthy choices every day [image]Areas of Achievement

Award applicants will have made an outstanding contribution to their school and/or community in one of the following areas:

Active Living

Physical activity increases energy levels, helps us handle stress better, strengthens the heart and lungs, and helps us reach and maintain a healthy body weight – all important aspects of healthy living.

Healthy Eating

Healthy eating means choosing wisely when making decisions about what and how much to eat. Eating a variety of healthy foods and the right amount will improve overall health and energy levels. Not only will this help lower our risk for chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease, it can improve our sense of well-being.

Healthy Sexuality

Supportive and safe relationships, good self-esteem, gender identity and sexual orientation, knowledge about preventing unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections are some of the many aspects of healthy sexuality.

Mental Health Promotion

Mental health is more than the absence of mental illness. When people are mentally healthy, they experience satisfaction and purpose in life, productivity, personal growth, physical health and positive personal, family and community relationships. Mental health promotion involves working together to create environments that promote and sustain these features of positive mental health and well-being.

Safety and Injury Prevention

Injury, both unintentional and intentional, is a major cause of death, disability and hospitalizations in Manitoba. Aspects include bike safety, farm safety, water safety, suicide, motor vehicle traffic injuries, self-inflicted injuries, falls and fractures, suffocation and choking, and assault.

Substance Use and Addictions

The effects of problematic substance use and gambling in Manitoba have far reaching impacts on individuals, families and communities. Making positive choices around misusing substances and problematic gambling is important to balanced healthy living.

Tobacco Reduction

One of the best ways to ensure a healthy population in the future, is to ensure that youth do not start smoking. Tobacco is the only consumer product that causes disease, disability, and death when used exactly as intended.

Premier’s Healthy Living Award Recipients:


  • Amy Kreshweski, Minnedosa Collegiate
  • Brooklyn Platt, Carman Collegiate;
  • Gabby Umpherville, Margaret Barbour Collegiate Institute;
  • Jessica Edel, Morris School;
  • Karla Atanacio, Sisler High School;
  • Kate Letexier, Fisher Branch Collegiate;
  • Larissa Einarson, R.D. Parker Collegiate;
  • Loizza Aquino, Vincent Massey Collegiate;
  • Marvin Routley, Oak Park High School; and
  • Tori Sawchuk, Rossburn Collegiate.


  • Sarah Baldwin, West Kildonan Collegiate
  • Andrena Bayer, Mel Johnson School
  • Tessa Clark, Morris School
  • Samantha Geekie, Strathclair School
  • Emma Gray, Erickson Collegiate
  • Nina Lam, Fort Richmond Collegiate
  • Jaiden (Buddy) Moise, Frontier Collegiate
  • Chayce Osatchuk, Swan Valley Regional Secondary School;
  • Thomas (Tommy) Semchyshyn, St. Paul’s High School
  • Glenn Shatford, R. D. Parker Collegiate


  • Jasmine Bhullar, Miles Macdonell Collegiate
  • Connor Boyd, Churchill High School
  • Mykenna Burnett, Warren Collegiate
  • Soleil Gallego, Elmwood High School
  • Destiny Gulewich, Stonewall Collegiate
  • Pauline Ordonez, Sisler High School
  • Lola Schultz, Churchill High School
  • Julianna Waldner, W.C. Miller Collegiate


  • Kylie Bard, Miles Macdonell Collegiate, Winnipeg
  • Rachel Ashley Byrka, Miami School, Miami
  • Janelle Chilton, River East Collegiate, Winnipeg
  • Nicole Kinglsey, Dauphin Regional Comprehensive Secondary School, Dauphin
  • Alexa Lecomte, St. Mary’s Academy, Winnipeg
  • Rhiannon McConnell-Hore, Margaret Barbour Collegiate Institute, The Pas
  • Rebecca Reis, Vincent Massey Collegiate, Winnipeg
  • Jodi Ruchkall, Niverville Collegiate Institute, Niverville
  • Claire Russell, Vincent Massey Collegiate, Winnipeg
  • Yushi (Wendy) Wang, Kelvin High School, Winnipeg


  • Betelhem Chala, Elmwood High School, Winnipeg
  • Michelle Coupland, Boissevain School, Boissevain
  • Israa Elgazzar, Kelvin High School, Winnipeg
  • Marie-Rose Hanyurwim-fura, Nelson McIntrye Collegiate, Winnipeg
  • Brayden Harper, Kildonan East Collegiate, Winnipeg
  • James Harper, Dakota Collegiate, Winnipeg
  • Keith Johnson, Teulon Collegiate, Teulon
  • Emily Klekta, Swan Valley Regional Secondary School, Swan River
  • Alana Robert, St. Mary’s Academy, Winnipeg
  • Jeremy Ryant, West Kildonan Collegiate, Winnipeg


  • Jordan Beer, Springfield Collegiate Institute, Oakbank
  • Grant Burch, Stonewall Collegiate Institute, Stonewall
  • Melissa Campbell, Stonewall Collegiate Institute, Stonewall
  • Sara Castellano, West Kildonan Collegiate, Winnipeg
  • Gurpreet Chahal, Sisler High School, Winnipeg
  • Natalie Dearborn, École communautaire Réal-Bérard, St-Pierre-Jolys
  • Veronica Fieldhouse, Glenlawn Collegiate Institute, Winnipeg
  • Shayla Hickie, Morris School, Morris
  • Kevin Nikkel, St. Paul’s High School, Winnipeg
  • Naomi Sawchuk, Vincent Massey Collegiate, Winnipeg


  • Nadia Demko, Sisler High School, Winnipeg
  • Jeff Dyck, W.C. Miller Collegiate, Altona
  • Danny Gomes, Garden City Collegiate, Winnipeg
  • Kalena Green, Carberry Collegiate, Carberry
  • Janine Grenier, Collège régional Notre-Dame, Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes
  • Kyle Loehmer, Stonewall Collegiate Institute, Stonewall
  • Deanna Mirlycourtois, Collège Jeanne-Sauvé, Winnipeg
  • Mary Jo Ramos, Sisler High School, Winnipeg
  • Amy Smitzniuk, Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School, Brandon
  • Tessa Vallittu, Garden City Collegiate, Winnipeg


  • Breda Vosters


  • Stephanie Gutnik


  • Tamara Beauchemin

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