2014 Young Male of the Year Award Recipient
Nikolai is no stranger to the world of volunteering. When he first joined the OKM Social Justice Club in grade 8 he ran the Rice Raiser campaign and has stayed active in the club ever since. He’s a member of school’s Rotary Club and helped co-found the OKM LGBTQ Alliance making sure students of all sexual orientations feel safe at the school. As a member of the Leadership Excellence program, he’s been active in organizing and running numerous events, helping other students to feel connected to the school.
Selected as an ambassador for School District 23, Nikolai attended the 2013 Canadian Student Leadership Conference in PEI and was then chosen to be a Spirit Leader for the 2014 conference held in Kelowna.
Outside of school, Nikolai volunteers at Kelowna General Hospital and is very active in the scouting world. In 2014 he volunteered at the Canadian Scout Jamboree in Sylvan Lake, helping scouts from across Canada. He received the Queen’s Venture Award and has earned the Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards.