News release

The Town of Milton is celebrating Youth Week sponsored by Milton Hydro, from May 1-7, with activities and events, including a ceremony to honour this year’s Youth Award winners.

Each year, the Milton Youth Task Force (MYTF) recognizes the valuable contributions of youth through the Milton youth awards. As a future generation of leaders, it’s important to recognize youth, and youth-focused organizations, for the positive impacts they have in the community. The MYTF is hosting an award presentation ceremony, with Mayor Gord Krantz, on May 6 at the FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton.

The Town is pleased to share and congratulate this year’s recipients, and especially thank our MYTF for leading this important initiative. 

2022 Youth Award winners

  • Youth Change-maker: Somaya Zalmai
  • Eco-Warrior, sponsored by Milton Hydro: Farwah Rasheed
  • Youth Athlete of the Year: Lia Perreira
  • Youth Artist of the Year: Soumyaa Kansal
  • Outstanding Group: Fundraising Warriors
  • Great Citizen: Sunnie Kapar
  • Champion for Youth: Milton Public Library 
  • Youth Business: Kashmal Khan 
  • Community Leadership: Lexie Katelyn Wallhouse

In addition to the Youth Awards, Milton is celebrating National Youth Week with free activities, learning opportunities and events for youth ages 11-19.

Youth Week activities

The Town of Milton thanks its community partners for their ongoing support to make Milton A Place of Possibility for the bright, engaged, and talented youth that are integral to our growing community.


"Congratulations to the recipients of the 2022 youth awards. Celebrating initiatives such as the youth awards puts a well-deserved spotlight on outstanding young people and local organizations who are driving change, leadership and creativity in Milton.”

- Mayor Gord Krantz
Town of Milton

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Tayjua Squire
Communications Advisor
905-878-7252 x2266
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