Suzy Hamilton Award
Congratulations to this year’s Suzy Hamilton Award recipient, grade 12 student Jade Osecki! The cash award is presented annually to a female-identified environmental activist in the West Kootenay region.
Osprey’s Suzy Hamilton Legacy Fund was established in 2016 after the death of well-loved and dedicated West Kootenay environmental activist, journalist, founder of the West Kootenay EcoSociety and mentor to many, Suzy Hamilton.
Jade has helped organize Fridays fore Future West Kootenay and has been an engaged advocate for environmental justice in numerous national organizations including, Citizens Climate Lobby, Climate Strike Canada and Stop Ecocide Canada.
“Being nominated for this award means a lot to me. Suzy has been my biggest motivator and inspiration in the world of environmentalism,” said Osecki. “For me, this feels like a very full circle moment and like she’s here with me. I’m honoured to receive this award.”