In 2006, Patricia Lewis’s daughters, Ruth and Sharon, created the Pat Lewis Humanitarian Award in memory of their mother. It was meant to honour the humanitarian efforts made by elementary school level student(s).
In 2014, this award was expanded to include projects submitted by high school students and to also encourage the efforts of students toward an environmental cause. (A separate award, the Pat Lewis Environmental Award, was created at that time.)
- The program nominated has existed for two (2) years or more.
- No qualifications. Any projects or community involvement exemplifying contributions to an environmental or humanitarian cause are accepted.
- Choose a Home and School Executive Member to receive all the nominations in writing.
- Set a deadline for your nominations.
- All nominations should be considered and winners decided by the Executive of the Home and School.
- More than one individual may be chosen if you wish.
- Complete the nomination form.
Winners have been:
2019 St. John Fisher Senior Elementary – Carolyn Laroque Social Action Team Project
2018 Dorset Elementary – Riannon Sparkes-Water Awareness Project
2016 St. John Fisher Elementary – Community Walk
2015 Lindsay Place High School, John Kesson, teacher – Old Brewery Mission Volunteer Program
2014 Westwood High School – Westwood Seniors International Development Program
2013 Willingdon Elementary School Student Council
2012 St. Anthony Elementary School – Adopt a Village Campaign
2011 Sherwood Forest Elementary School – Green Thumbs
2010 St. Edmund Elementary School – Working Together to Make a Difference
2009 Beacon Hill Elementary School Community – Working Together to Make a Difference
2008 Evergreen Elementary School – The Spirit of Giving
2007 Margaret Manson Elementary School – Compassion in Action
2006 Thorndale Elementary School – Seven Charitable Causes