Kirsty McGowan

Award Category: 
Youth Scholarships Award
Recipient Year: 
2018

Kirsty McGowan came to Canada from Australia in 2011. She has made many exceptional contributions to the Calgary community including helping to raise $2 million for breast cancer research as a Co-Race Director for the CIBC Run for the Cure in 2016 and 2017. 

Ms. McGowan worked as the Communications and Marketing Manager for Expo Latino in 2016 and helped achieve a record attendance of 25,000 people. 

A two time recipient of the Laurence Decore Award for Student Leadership, Ms. McGowan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Communication Studies. 

Ms. McGowan’s additional achievements include being a member of Canada Tap Dance and a team member of a regional debate team for the Middle East.