Local youth are being asked to choose their favourite youth-friendly businesses in Grande Prairie. Voting is now open for the Youth Engagement Awards.

Presented annually by the City of Grande Prairie Youth Council, they are given to businesses, schools and community agencies that show the valuable role community plays in positive youth development in Grande Prairie.

Categories include youth-friendly business of choice, Community Engagement Award, Employer of Choice and Youth Mentor of Choice. The 2019 nominees are listed below.

Youth Friendly Business of Choice
Card’s Board Game Café
Nitehawk Adventure Park
55a Kaffee
Wonderland Toy and Hobby

Community Engagement Award
Montrose Cultural Centre and Grande Prairie Public Library
Sunrise House
Tabono Center
The Breakfast Club

Employer of Choice
McDonald’s
Tayo Restaurant
Superstore

Youth Mentor of Choice
Andre Turgeon
Patricia Schwandt
Nolan Carter
Kate Weber
Ivan Danieliwicz
Lyndsey Mitchell

Youth aged 13 to 24 can vote on the city’s website. The awards will be handed out at a ceremony on May 6th from 7 to 9 p.m. at Teresa Sargent Hall.