In consideration of the COVID 19 and the increasing impact on families and students, LDAA has decided to extend the deadline for application for the two awards (Mandin Award and Siobhan Isabella Reid Scholarship) to May 15th, 2020. We did not take this decision lightly and fully appreciate the effort of those who have been able to get their applications in this week. We known this was not an easy task, given the current situation. However, we are also aware that some individual families and students were unable to meet this deadline and unfortunately have chosen not to apply. The Awards Committee has looked at the implication of adjusting the deadline and while not ideal, we believe it was the only decision we could make at this time. The Executive Director will be in touch with anyone who has applied, confirming receipt of the application and provide more details. These are clearly unusual times for everyone and I hope that everyone in our community stays safe and well over the coming weeks. If you have any questions or need clarification please contact Toby Rabinovitz, LDAA Executive Director at: execdir@ldalberta.ca