For the past decade Amanda Tozser has donated her talents to emerging artists.

She has volunteered with Rocky View Schools doing demos in theatrical makeup for local middle and high schools for the past five years.

She has also worked with organizations such as Creative Airdrie, Airdrie Public Library, Boys and Girls Club Airdrie, City of Airdrie and many more.

“My focus is on youth and what their incredible minds and talent bring to our little city,” says Tozser.

“Whether it is with drawing and sculpting, gallery work, music or singing, makeup artistry and theatre work – to know I’ve inspired or helped a youth bring out their creativity means the world to me.”

As someone who has worked with local up-and-coming youth artists of all kinds, Tozser has some advice for aspiring creatives: “Pursue what you love and reach out to local professionals for help and advice,” she says.

“Most of us are always happy to help in any way.”

Joannah Pruden has known Tozser for 13 years and nominated her for the Amazing Cultural Ambassador Award.

“Over the years, I have watched her give so much to her community in the form of volunteering and donating her time and work to help others, and asking nothing in return,” says Pruden.

“I nominated Amanda because her heart is always with helping others and supporting our community.”