#11 Forever Awards

Leadership, Faith & Pursuit of Excellence

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.


Krztian Apostol

Vancouver College


My name is Krztian Apostol, and I am extremely honoured to be the recipient of the #11 Forever Award dedicated to Kristian Domingo. I am proud to be part of the graduating class of 2023 at Vancouver College. For the last 5 years, I have attended VC since grade 8 (2018). During my time at VC, I remember hearing these 2 mottos “Leave Here a Better Man” and “Semper Fidelis”. So I would continuously try and live out to these mottos which had an impact on me. It made me join football all the way till my senior year. With that I was grateful to be part of the 2023 Football Provincial Championship. This football program was not about playing the game of football. But in reality, it has helped shape my life to who I am today. It taught me life lessons of facing adversity, having commitment, passion, faith, dedication and teamwork. But most of all it taught the strong impact of Brotherhood, that knowing that we will have someone who will always be there for you. Football has taught me how to live these mottos in what Kristian has embodied and embraced.

I am thankful to be given this award from Kristian’s Family and everyday I still always continue to live up to Kristian. I would like to thank VC for all the lessons they have taught and the way they have shaped me. Yet, I could not have done this without my friend’s and family’s support and believing in me. I would also like to give thanks to everyone that has supported my family’s battle against cancer; it has truly meant alot to us. Now that I have graduated from VC, I am going to attend Simon Fraser University for Biomedical Physiology & Kinesiology Program hoping to become a Physical Therapist. I still have many goals in life, but my main priority is to ensure that everyone knows that anything is possible.