DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Addison Webb was named Youth of the Year by Dawson Creek residents for the nine-year-old’s extraordinary work raising funds for social causes.

The shy but tenacious youth says helping people makes her happy, and gave back to the community by fundraising more than $3,000 selling chocolates, donating her own hair to cancer patients to make wigs in 2019, and operating her own lemon stand at the Nawican Bergeron Youth and Culture Centre this summer to raise $1,550 in memory of lives by the Indian Residential School system.

“Bringing awareness to important issues is important to me,” she says. “I hope to continue helping others and make a difference in people’s lives.”

Webb sold her own possessions to pay for the lemonade stand supplies, working two days straight this summer to sell lemonade, iced tea, cucumber lemon water, freezies, chips, candy bags, and rocks that she hand painted, all by donation.

The money went towards families in need of school supplies, with residents chipping in donations of cash and items.