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Nanaimo Power Pioneers Youth Award Winner Elena Sales

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Nanaimo Youth Award winner Elena Sales  and her Mom were invited to the Upper Island Power Pioneer annual picnic, 12 July, 2022.

Elena is from Kwalikum Secondary School in Qualicum Beach.



President Jim Gahr awarding Elena with a $500.00 cheque, the Youth Award Certificate and the book “A Tale of Two Rivers”



Elena Cutting her Cake


Elena is pursuing a career in Sciences at McGill University.

Some of Elena’s achievements:

-Elena volunteers to restore and protect the environment she loves. It all started when she backpacked to Cape Scott and found the environment littered with plastic, bottles, toys, fishing nets and more.

Elena spearheaded a “Zero-Waste” Initiative. She became Student Council President and applied for and secured a grant for composting bins. She partnered with the Regional District of Nanaimo for collection of the bins.

  • Elena participates in community organizations to make changes happen.
  • For 5 years has represented Echo Players and Qualicum Beach School of Dance. (Elena is one of the Principal  dancers)
  • Appointed “youth member on the select committee on sustainability” for the town of Qualicum Beach.
  • And more.