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City announces 2022 Living in Harmony award recipients

For immediate release: March 21, 2022 - 3:15pm
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On the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the City is announcing the 2022 recipients of a Living in Harmony award. These awards recognize outstanding achievements in contributing to the elimination of racial discrimination in our community. They are presented annually in March, which the City of Saskatoon has proclaimed Race Relations Month since 1990.

The 2022 recipients are as follows:

  • Best Elementary Submission: Geordie Laliberte, Travis Bird and Brooklyn Dreger from the Grade 7/8 class at Pleasant Hill School
  • Best Video Submission: The Young Indigenous Women's Utopia Girls Group, St. Marguerite School
  • Outstanding Classroom Participation: Christine Loewen from the Grade 7/8 class at Greystone School
  • Best Overall Poster: Steven Qui of Greystone School
  • Community Impact Award: Truly Alive Youth and Family Foundation Inc. (TAYFFI) and Helen Smith-McIntyre

In order to keep everyone safe, a 2022 Living in Harmony Award Video was created in lieu of an in-person awards presentation. The video names this year’s award winners and includes remarks from Mayor Charlie Clark and Chair of the City's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee, Namarta Kochar.

Any Saskatoon resident or organization that is contributing to the elimination of racism in Saskatoon is eligible for nomination. Saskatoon schools were invited to have their students send in submissions in any expressive form (photos, art, written, video).

The Living in Harmony Awards are part of the City’s commitment to foster an inclusive community where ethnocultural diversity is welcomed and valued, and where everyone can live with dignity and pursue their full potential without facing racism or discrimination. The winners are selected by the City of Saskatoon's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. Read more at saskatoon.ca/LivingInHarmony.