Yesterday, I attended the YODA (Youth of Distinction Award) ceremony with mom at the Calgary Zoo. The event was organized by Youth Central, a Calgary-based organization that works to empower youth. Of the 9 categories, I was nominated by one of my Earth Guardians group members for the environmental award and was one of the three finalists. The ceremony was fancier than I expected with quality coffee and food at the brunch provided. I didn’t win but it was still a lot of fun (I also got a goodie bag with a gift card to my workplace amongst other things). After the event was over, we were able to walk around the zoo before we had to leave to get me to work. We had a good time seeing all the animals and wandering around before we left.
Here’s a video introducing the nominees.