Celebrating 50 Years of Making a Difference
For 50 years The Duke of Edinburgh's Award has been helping shape young Canadians in to citizens who give back to their community and strive to the best they can possibly be. Throughout 2013 we will be celebrating this amazing milestone across Canada in a variety of ways, some at the national level and some at the local level. We encourage you to be a part of the celebration, because without many of you, reaching this milestone would not have been possible. If you have any questions about some of the upcoming events listed below, or would like to get in touch and reacquaint yourself with The Award, send us a note email@example.com. We'd love to hear from you.
||August 4-11, 2013
This event will bring together 50 current participants of the Award for a week in Jasper National Park to be part of three once-in-a-lifetime adventurous journey's. 20 Bronze participants will learn about aquatics and be part of a kayak journey on Lake Maligne. 20 Silver participants will focus on wildlife and will horseback through the Tonquin Valley in search of the Woodland Caribou, an icon of Canada. 10 Gold participants will set out to hike the Columbia Ice fields and climb Mount Castlegaurd. For more info click here
||June 26-30, 2013
RCMP Sunset Ceremony
This year the RCMP has selected The Duke of Edinburgh's Award to be it's theme during the 2013 Sunset Ceremony which takes place in Ottawa from June 26-30. The event will be held daily from 7:30pm to 9:00pm rain or shine. If you happen to be in the Ottawa area during this amazing experience we encourage you to pack up some lawn chairs and blankets and head to the RCMP Stables at the Canadian Police College. It promises to be an amazing event. We can't think of a greater way to honour our 50th Anniversary!
For more information visit http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/mr-ce/sunset-crepuscule-eng.htm
||August 17-23, 2013
This amazing event will bring 100 participants together at a camp in Northern Ontario for a week long event that will be filled with Award activities. For more information on this event click here.
||September 12, 2012
50th Anniversary Kick off and Gold Award, Ottawa ON
In Ottawa on September 12th 2012 in the presence of His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex, The Award officially kicked off it's 50th Anniversary celebration. The kick off event included a Gold Award Ceremony where 134 young people received their Gold Award from His Royal Highness. A live twitter board captured the highlights of the day, with everyone from participants, to staff, to volunteers, Award divisions across Canada tweeting well wishes on reaching this milestone! To read about this event click here.