Publicly celebrating the accomplishments of youth in the community is uplifting for everyone.
City Council started off last week with three certificates of appreciations being handed out. The certificates were handed out to Brandon McDonald, Dennita Cameron and Simon Hopton.
McDonald was recognized for competing in the Special Olympics in Southern Manitoba, where he took home a gold medal in the 50m event.
Cameron was the lone Thompsonite competing in the 2017 Canada Games in Winnipeg, and took part in the high-jump event.
Hopton was awarded his certificate of appreciation for being the Scholastic Achievement League Champion for Manitoba. This is the second year in a row a Thompson has been crowned in the contest.
Mayor Fenske told 102.9 CHTM that everyone who goes out from Thompson to compete in these events are seen as ambassadors for the city, which helps put the Thompson on the map.