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May 9, 2018 at 4:34 am - Home, Local Chilliwack News, MyChilliwackNews
By MyChilliwackNews Editor

Lieutenant Governor to present Chilliwack youth with Silver Level of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in Victoria, BC 

(Victoria) – The Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, will present 34 youth from across BC with the prestigious Silver Level Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in Victoria on May 12, 2018. The Achiever from Chilliwack is Cameron Baker.

“Youth who achieve the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award demonstrate significant ability and commitment. Participating youth don’t work towards a cash prize, but rather the intrinsic value of challenging themselves by setting goals and then achieving them,” said Executive Director of the BC & Yukon Division,  Sushil Saini. “We are grateful to Her Honour for presenting the Silver Awards; her presence reinforces the tremendous achievement of these youth.

To earn the Silver Award, the Achievers must work actively in the four sections of the Award program: service to community, development of a skill, physical recreation, and an adventurous journey in nature, working consistently over a minimum of one year. The Award is presented to the Achiever in the form of a lapel pin and a certificate. Achievers also earn two grade 11 High School credits for completing their Silver Award.

Date: Saturday May 12, 2018

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Location: Government House, Victoria BC

Media are welcome to attend the event and reception afterwards.

About The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Canada

The ‘Duke of Ed’ is an international self-development leadership program available to young people ages 14-24, regardless of background, circumstances or abilities. Our mission is to provide youth with the opportunities to challenge themselves and develop into the best possible versions of themselves. For more information about the Duke of Ed, please visit dukeofed.org/bc or contact our office at 250-385-4232.

For more information about the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award program please go to our website dukeofed.org/bc or contact our office at 250-385-4232

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