KAYLEY DIXON: VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR - CONGRATULATIONS

THE SPEAKER « » : The honourable member for Dartmouth North.

DIXON, KAYLEY: VOLUN. OF THE YR. - CONGRATS.

SUSAN LEBLANC « » : Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate Kayley Dixon on being honoured with a Provincial Volunteer Award this past Monday. Kayley is a Grade 12 student at Dartmouth High and a resident of Dartmouth North. She is aware, intelligent, kind, and generous. She is one of the busiest people I know, and it is because she cares so much for others.

She is a member of the Take Action Society, and last year she organized a graduation celebration for the Grade 9 students at John Martin Junior High. Currently she is organizing a community Easter egg hunt to take place in one of our local parks.

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She is an ambassador for the Nova Scotia International Student Program, where she welcomes international students and offers them peer support and guidance.

She created Project Care for which she collected toiletries and donations and put together care packages to offer to street-involved people. The list of her generous acts goes on.

Kayley is a very talented artist and the video of her poem, A Touch of Sexual Assault, has over 60 million views on YouTube and she has performed at the annual Walk Against Violence, at the Stop the Violence, Spread the Love March, and at many other community events.

I ask the members of the House to join me in congratulating Kayley and in thanking her for her incredible contributions to Dartmouth North.

THE SPEAKER « » : The honourable member for Dartmouth East.