About The Award
The Gabriel Nikov Memorial Award will be presented annually by Gabe’s Red Balloon Foundation in August to a youth who has demonstrated extraordinary achievement in overcoming life challenges to become a positive influence and leader in his or her community. The Award is intended to motivate and inspire youth to make positive choices in their lives. It will be presented in the form of a cheque for $1,500 to support the winner’s efforts to continue along a path of positivity and community leadership. It is expected that over time, recipients of the Award will stay connected with one another to help foster positive relationships with youth in the community through mentoring, role-modelling and positive leadership.