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Young Manitoba Global Citizens Receive Award: Catherine Bergs

Released on June 23rd 2015

Young Manitoba Global Citizens Receive Award

Winnipeg, MB – The Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC) presented three graduating Grade 12 students with its Global Citizenship Award.

These three students were selected from all over the province to be honoured for taking action as global citizens. Through their local and global actions, these students are changing and improving the lives of hundreds including children, youth, people with disabilities and those living in poverty beyond our borders.

Catherine Bergs from Whitemouth School is one of this year’s winners.

Catherine helped plan and participated in the 30 Hour Famine. She is a WE Kids member and mini WE Day host for her school in Whitemouth, Manitoba. She is a facilitator of youth programming, highlighting the importance of education for children globally, and a participant in MCIC’s 2014 Spoken Word Project on Maternal Newborn and Child Health (available online:

The other two recipients of the award are Monelle Benjamin from École/Collège régional Gabrielle Roy, le-des-Chênes, and Tianna Philippot, from Teulon Collegiate Institute, Teulon.

The Global Citizenship Award was established in 2009 to recognize students who have engaged in meaningful leadership and global citizenship volunteer activities aimed at a more just and sustainable world. Each will receive a certificate at their graduation ceremony and a $250 award.