Kristian Domingo, a graduate of the Class of 2014, was a “13 year man” who excelled as a student athlete and gained recognition for his dedication to both the football and basketball programs at Vancouver College. He was recognized for his leadership, hard work and tenacity in doing the best he could, both on and off the field or court.
He chose #11 for his jerseys in memory of his friend Mitchell Ho, a reminder to him of someone who lived life to the fullest, even in the face of adversity. #11 symbolized courage, hope and fight for Kristian. He received “Most Inspirational Award” on a number of occasions for his ability to draw the best from his teammates and classmates.
Kristian was diagnosed with a rare cancer the day after his graduation ceremony at Vancouver College. True to his character, he never gave up. He rose to the challenges he faced and lived his life the best way he could. Though he had to give up competitive sports, he did not want to fall behind and continued his studies at UBC to fulfill his dream of becoming a veterinarian. Kristian found strength and courage from his faith, family and friends. He never lost hope.
Awarded annually at various high schools and post secondary institutions, the #11Forever Award is given to students who exemplify qualities of leadership, faith and pursuit of excellence by inspiring others within the community. These individuals are the link to create a team environment where everyone can combine their efforts to excel together. Concentrating on team efforts, these students are able to motivate through their actions and words to empower peers and teammates to become better versions of themselves.
Little Flower Academy
Honoured to be to be presented with this award, Lara Rebeiro is currently completing her final year at Little Flower Academy. Kristian’s story is one of strength, of resilience, and teaches us the importance of community and family. She hopes that she can continue to model Kristian’s example during her graduating year, and into her years at University.
Lara has been an active member of the Little Flower community through her participation in numerous clubs, one of which being the Model UN club. She has won multiple awards, including two Best Delegate awards and numerous Best and Outstanding Large Delegation awards. Lara continues to be an active member of the Choral Music program and the LFA Field Hockey teams. Ever since her grade eight year, she has been voted as a member of her class’ student council, a role she thoroughly dedicates herself to. Lara was originally chosen as one of 10 new Peer Mediators from her class, and worked to fulfill that position by putting other students and her community ahead of herself. Her dedication to her role as a member of the Core Campus Ministry team, which allows Lara to spread her faith to others in her school community. Her faith is of key importance to her, and allows her to find balance and peace in her life. She is proud to have been selected as an LFA Prefect, a role that reflects her eagerness to serve others, and her openness and friendliness. Aside from the #11 Forever Award, Lara has also received the Brother D.A. French Merit award and the Vincent T. Wong Scholarship.
Receiving the #11 Forever award and to be recognized for upholding values identical to those Kristian held is incredibly humbling. Lara remains in awe and is inspired by the model that Kristian set, and will continue to work to spread the love and values that Krisitian so willingly shared with the world. She is extremely thankful that God has brought an amazing person and caring family into her life.
The Foundation strives to help the institutions that were instrumental in Kristian’s care throughout his cancer journey. Your generous financial support is essential in achieving our goals and any donation would be very much appreciated.
Established by the Domingo family, the Kristian Domingo Foundation would like to help young individuals that have faced adversity or are facing challenges as Kristian did in his short life.