This year, LDAA was able to increase the amount of the Mandin Award to $800 and we received an unprecedented number of applications from across the province. It was a difficult decision and the selection committee chose 9-year-old Brody Cole of Calgary.

This was an unusual year for the Siobhan Isabella Reid Memorial Scholarship, as LDAA was able to offer two awards this year. There were many excellent applicants and the selection committee faced a difficult decision. The awards went to Anna Richardson, a third-year honours psychology student at MacEwan University in Edmonton and Gilary Guzman, a third year student in Community Rehabilitation and Disabilities Studies at University of Calgary.

Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all who applied. Next year there will be one award in each category. Deadline will be May 15, 2018.