May 12, 2018
Sarah Kajorinne is a recipient of the City of Thunder Bay’s 42nd Annual Citizens of Exceptional Achievement Awards.
Sarah is a strong leader in her school and community and is dedicated to improving the lives and well-being of others. Since seventh grade she has used her musical talents to assist in organizing and performing at multiple events and fundraisers, raising more than $20,000 for local and international charities. She serves hundreds of hours volunteering at Redwood Park Church, Shelter House, the Canadian Cancer Society, Urban Abbey and the United Way. She has also dedicated a significant amount of time as a spiritual caregiver at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre where she is able to use her musical talents to bring peace and comfort to patients and their loved ones.
Sarah is a vital member of her school community, advocating for others. She has been pivotal in the development and coordination of a grade nine orientation program called “Come As You Are.” She is an executive member of her school’s government and has initiated, planned, and coordinated events such as a community bonfire, fall ball and others. Her strong work ethic and dedication to the community through the arts and volunteer work have deeply enriched the lives of others.