Lauren demonstrates the values of leadership, volunteerism, excellence, integrity, diversity, innovative thinking and community involvement. She works extremely hard for what she is passionate about and is dedicated to making a difference. One area where she does this is in her work with The Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Foundation of Canada, Last year Lauren was selected to represent her school at a 3-Day Leadership Seminar. She has stayed involved ever since and has taken on many leadership roles within this organization. Lauren is also passionate about her charity of choice, Right to Play. It is an international organization that understands the importance of recreational activities in a child’s life and uses them to “improve health, develop life skills and foster peace for children and communities in some of the most disadvantaged areas”. Lauren believes that introducing a child to sports is a positive investment for their future. They will not only learn important skills but they will make lifelong friendships with people who share the same passion, dreams and determination as they do.