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Nineteen-year-old Kimberley Fortin was recently recognized as one of Canada’s Top Ten Teen Philanthropists. She is a member of Cedar Park.

Kim, a first-year student at McGIll University in International Development and African Studies, received the award in late December from Mackenzie Investments in its third annual national search for teen philanthropists. She was awarded $500 to donate to the charity of her choice.

Kim was recently in Kenya on a Free the Children project. She will donate her award to a Cedar Park Youth in Action group of Free the Children for a school project in Haiti.

As noted elsewhere on this site, since it was founded in 2003, Cedar Park’s Youth in Action Group has raised more than $100,000 for Free the Children education and humanitarian projects in countries that include Sierra Leone, China, Kenya, Senegal and Haiti.

The Montreal Gazette’s coverage of the award can be found at

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