The Stacey Levitt Memorial Award was created in memory and celebration of Stacey’s life by her family through Parachute. This annual high school student award encourages Canadian youth to embody Stacey’s qualities and ideals and Parachute’s overarching goal of a long life lived to the fullest, while maintaining an approach that is rooted in risk management and injury prevention.

The Levitt family awards each year’s selected recipient $2,500 in funding to help them live their life to the fullest. The award could be put towards an educational endeavour, engagement in sports, or investment in a travel experience – all pursuits that would have resonated with Stacey.

Award recipients are expected to write a reflection on the impact of the funding on their life, due within one year of the distribution of funds.

The successful recipient will also receive a copy of Stacey’s book of poetry, I Am a Rose: A Life in Poetry published by her family in 1996 after her death.

To Everyone

Set a goal
and reach it!
Hold your head high!
Don’t settle for second,
Be first!
Aim for the top,
Use your power!
Let yourself go
up, up,
to the zenith of your being!
Believe in yourself!
You can do whatever you want
If you really set your heart to it!

– Inspiring words from Stacey’s poetry journal, written in 1989 at the age of 12

Stacey Levitt Memorial Award 2017

The application deadline will be March 1st 2017. Application material and submission forms click here.

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