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This article was published 14/7/2020 (337 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
The Mark Dickof Memorial Award is a prize given every year to one student graduating high school in Winnipeg, as well as one graduating rural student, who promotes awareness of the importance of mental health. A joint effort of Coun. Brian Mayes (St. Vital), the Manitoba School Boards Association and the Manitoba chapter of the Canadian Mental Health Association, the award is named for a childhood friend of Mayes’ who committed suicide at just 30 years old.
This year’s urban winner is Avery Shtykalo of J.H. Bruns Collegiate, who receives a $250 cash prize as a certificate.
Pictured here are (from left): Pamela Kolochuk (Louis Riel School Division trustee); Pam Kuorikoski (J.H. Bruns Grade 12 student services teacher); Avery Shtykalo; Southdale MLA Audrey Gordon; and Brian Mayes.