Beedie Luminaries hosts ‘A Night for Bright Minds’
On June 21st, Beedie Luminaries hosted A NIGHT FOR BRIGHT MINDS, officially welcoming Cohort 2022 to the Beedie Luminaries Program and celebrating all 480+ students!
A Night for Bright Minds was nothing short of fantastic! It was a joyous evening filled with laughter, tears, music, and celebration. We loved having our entire community of students, mentors, supporters, and friends and families together again. To commemorate National Indigenous Peoples Day, we began the evening with a smudging ceremony, performed by Beedie Luminaries Indigenous students to cleanse the space of negative energy and create a sacred space. The evening included a very special and inspirational fire-side chat with Cynthia Germanotta, co-founder of the Born this Way Foundation and Cindy Beedie, where they discussed youth mental health.
We were excited to officially welcome 140 high school graduates and 17 SPARK students (Single Parent Awards for Resilience & Knowledge) to the program – the largest intake yet!!! In addition to presenting Cohort 2022 with their certificates, Founder, Ryan Beedie also presented the Beedie Luminaries’ Annual Recognition Awards to 52 recipients from Cohorts 2019, 2020, and 2021! These awards recognize our students’ exceptional accomplishments in the areas of academic achievement, peer leadership, and meaningful contributions to our program and communities.
Beedie Luminaries offers a comprehensive program that supports Grade 12 students and single parents in their pursuit of further education.