RVS Student, Raelee Fehr, To Receive Young Humanitarian Award
By Meaghan O’Hare
May 14, 2014
Raelee Fehr, a soon-to-be graduate of Roseau Valley School in Dominion City will receive a Young Humanitarian Award, sponsored by the Manitoba Teachers’ Society, at the Fairmont Hotel in Winnipeg during the evening of May 21, 2014. Nominated by teacher, Meaghan O’Hare, for her social action surrounding mental health and humanitarian work, Fehr’s investment and contribution towards social action not only reaches into RVS, but surpasses the school community to countries outside of North America.
A driving force in mental health awareness for the last three years at RVS through the event, Out of the Blue, Fehr supports her peers with ways to safely respond to depression. 2012 brought an initial participation in WE Day and led to Fehr’s return this past fall as a booth volunteer informing youths and adults of Me To We’s work and international trips to serve others.
This summer will mark Fehr’s second humanitarian trip outside of Canada. Her first trip with Me to We to Ecuador, resulted in the building of a school and further laid the foundation for her efforts and initiative to fundraise for another trip, this time to Nicaragua. Funding of the trips was raised through an after-school position as a cashier, odd jobs, and fundraisers. Her selfless acts afford others the same right to a safe, educational environment that Fehr has come to know as a Manitoban and member of her school.
Fehr will be feted with a YHA medal, framed certificate and $1,000 prize.