Vital Signs was here photo contest winner

A huge thank you to everyone who entered our Vital Signs was here! photo contest, and helped us celebrate the 10th anniversary of Victoria’s Vital Signs®. Congratulations to Olivia Cavanagh, our contest winner! We asked her to tell us a little more about her volunteer work. Visit Flickr to see all of the photo entries.

Vital Signs was here - Olivia Cavanagh

I first got involved with YELP three years ago through a friend, and have been stoked to be involved in the program since because of all the amazing people, getting outdoors, and learning about leadership and putting together our yearly project!

I love meeting new people through volunteering. It’s a great way to make new friends! People are super interested in what they are involved in because it is their choice to be there.

Vital Signs has brought opportunities such as YELP to students like myself and many others to engage us to create our own positive impacts in our community! Without their support it seems like it would be difficult to have so many awesome programs open to the public!

I would like to direct the winning $500 to Sierra Club BC’s Youth Environmental Leadership Program so other students can experience this awesome program! The youth facilitators past and present have had a great influence on my life, they create environments for kids to connect and build on their own ideas! They do restoration work, camping trips, engage the community, and each year the youth choose a project or goal to work on. Last year we did a benefit concert for Pull Together!

I hope to continue traveling and learning about organic farming in other countries, and am attending UVic next fall 2016 for Environmental Studies.

Sierra Club BC Youth Environmental Leadership Program       Sierra Club BC YELP