Youth homeless advocate McParland named recipient of Y Peace Medal

A well-known Kamloops advocate for homeless youth has been awarded this year's YMCA-YWCA Peace Medal

Katherine McParland, youth homelessness manager with the United Way's A Way Home organization, was announced as the award's recipient on Tuesday.

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Known for her work in the community and more specifically for her work with youth homelessness, Y chief executive officer Colin Reid said McParland was nominated by several people who spoke of her tireless efforts says she is passionate, infectious and tireless in her approach.

"She is a recipient of this year's medal and a very deserving one as well," Colin Reid said.

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