Alexis Spieldenner, 25, of Niagara-on-the-Lake has received a Lincoln M. Alexander Award for her work to end racial discrimination and promote positive social change.
The Lincoln M. Alexander Award is presented each year to three young people who have demonstrated exemplary leadership in promoting positive social change. Alexis Spieldenner received the Lincoln M. Alexander Community Award for her work in founding Bravo Niagara! and the North Star Festival.
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“It is my distinct pleasure to join Ontarians in celebrating these remarkable recipients of the Lincoln M. Alexander Award. These young leaders have demonstrated commitment, creativity, and dedication to social justice as they lead the way towards an ever more inclusive society that is accepting of diversity. In this special year for Canada, I encourage everyone to look to their example as we continue working hard to break down barriers.”
The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario