Northern Gateway sponsors achievement awards

Awards geared toward young people from Grade 7 to Grade 12

For the second year, Northern Gateway Pipelines is conducting a Leading Spirits Youth Achievement Awards.

“We were overwhelmed with the response to this program last year, and now we’re looking to build on that in 2014,” said company official Ivan Giesbrecht.

The Leading Spirits Youth Achievement Award was developed to support and celebrate youth in grades 7 – 12 who are working towards Grade 12 completion, and who excel in areas including academics, sport, culture, volunteerism, community building and most importantly attitude or “spirit”

. Applicants are asked to submit an essay or other creative presentation. A total of 50 apple iPad Mini’s will be available for individual award to students from northern BC and Alberta. The deadline for applications is May 15, 2014 and the awards will be provided by the end of May 2014.

The application and details on how to apply are available at: Applications for the Leading Spirits Youth Achievement Awards will be accepted until midnight on May 15, 2014.

Northern Gateway Pipelines is the name of the company established by Enbridge to engineer and construct a crude oil-carrying pipeline of the same name from Alberta to a marine export terminal at Kitimat.

A federal review panel has recommended acceptance of the project under the condition the company can meet 209 requirements contained in a final report released last December.

The federal cabinet has until next month to accept or not accept the review panel’s recommendation for approval of the project.