Recent speakers include youth who:
completed a cross-Canada tour on the Peacebus, sponsored by Children’s International Summer Villages,
sang with the Amabile Choir for 5 years, highlighted by a gold medal performance in a choral competition in Greece,
travelled to Thailand to be a television reporter at the King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament,
swam courageously across Lake Ontario, raising funds to send a young boy with cancer, to Disney World, and
attended an international school, with classes held in several major cities throughout the world.
Contact us below if you have an inquiry or would like to provide feedback on a youth speaker:
Emerging Leaders Awards
Women’s Canadian Club, London has established the Emerging Leaders Awards to encourage leadership skills in grades 10-11 students. Applications are available through the student services department at the local secondary schools, beginning in February each year.
From the applicants at each school, the awards committee will choose one student as the most worthy at his or her school. Based on enrollment, there are three awards of $250 for students in the Thames Valley District School Board and one award of $250 for the students in the London District Catholic School Board or the French schools: E.S. Gabriel-Dumont, E.S.C. Monseigneur-Bruyère and E.S.C. Notre Dame. Consult with the student services department for the deadline at each school.
Kiwanis Music Festival Scholarship
In memory of Kathryn Sells, a long-time pianist at our monthly meetings, we provide an annual award of $500, to the top pianist at the Kiwanis Music Festival. In November, the winners are invited to tell us about their own musical experience and about their favourite composer. We especially look forward to hearing them play a piece for us.
Recent winners include:
- Alexa Vremar
- Lili Ahopelto
- Joanna Gorska
By entering several senior piano classes in the London Kiwanis Music Festival, candidates are eligible for consideration for all music festival piano awards and scholarships, as recommended by the festival adjudicators. Awards are presented to competitors who, in the opinion of the adjudicators, show the most potential for future musical development. Awards are not necessarily awarded to class winners.