Congratulations to the Winners of the Youth and COVID-19 Social Media Contest!

9/21/2021

​​​​​​​​Congratulations to the weekly winners and the grand prize winner of the Youth and COVID-19 Social Media Contest! The Youth and COVID-19 Social Media Contest aimed to engage and support youth wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic. The five-week contest focused on a different theme each week and aimed to encourage young people to pursue their favourite activities.​

The campaign's five themes were geared towards promoting five pillars of health for youth during the pandemic:

Week 1: Get Fit (focus on physical health)

Winner: Kieran Muller (@drumsf​orants on Instagram)

​Week 2: Get Rooted in Culture (focus on drawing strength from culture)

Winner: Christina Liggitt (@christinaliggitt96 on Instagram)

Week 3: Get Centred (focus on emotional health)

Winner: Felicia Harris (@feliciaharris6 on Instagram)

​Week 4: Get Perspective (focus on mental health and wellness)

Winner: Jaelynne (@jae_lynnee on Instagram)​

​Week 5: Get Skills (focus on being proactive with personal growth)

Winner: Crysta Charlie (crystaa.c00 on Instagram)

​​​​Grand Prize Winner: Christina Liggitt (@chr​istinaliggitt96 on Instagram)​

​The winners each received a $100 VISA gift card and a cultural prize for sharing how they stay well, especially during COVID-19. They were also entered in the grand prize draw, which included a $500 VISA gift card and some special prizes from the Tsow-Tun Le Lum Society, which provides confidential outreach services such as counselling, cultural supports and personal wellness programs.

The campaign also featured three new Indigenous youth profiles: Jordanna Roesler of the Dene First Nation, Taylor Ackerman of the Cowichan Tribes and Adam Gauthier of the Tla'amin First Nation, who is also a youth coordinator for the Vancouver Island region at the FNHA. Their stories aim to inspire and support youth to stay mentally, physically and spiritually well during the pandemic with messages, advice, personal videos and youth resources.

For more information about the youth campaign and to watch the youth videos, visit Youth and COVID-19.

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