Duke Delegate Emily - Manitoba
Q: What level of the Award are you currently working on?
A: I am currently working on my Gold
Q: What was your worst Duke
of Ed moment that you now look back on and laugh?
A: At LEAD one of the
activities we got to do was canoeing. I had already spent almost my whole
summer in a canoe doing multiple trips, including my adventurous journey, so
this was not new to me. As we were putting our boat in the water my partner got
in the back, the steering position. I assumed that meant he knew how to steer.
We very quickly discovered that he had no idea how to steer the boat,
surprising himself a little. In the moment on that very windy and wavy day, it
was a very frustrating time trying to stop the boat from spinning in circles
but now, it was a really funny experience and my canoeing partner and I got to
know each other a lot better.
Q: What do you hope to accomplish in your term as a Duke Delegate?
A: I hope to really get the
word out about Duke of Ed and get lots more people involved with the award!
Q: What do you think of the qualities of a great Leader what comes to mind? What
does Leadership mean to you?
A: To me a great leader is
someone who is firm and confident, but also kind, compassionate and humble. To
me leadership means being able to step up and
challenge yourself, to be able to
take charge but also to be able to follow and listen, and to know when each is
Q: What excites you about being a Duke Delegate?
A: This award has given me
so many amazing opportunities and I am so excited and honoured to be able to
work with this award to help other people have those experiences too.
Q: Can you give us one interesting fact about yourself?
A: I won a French
provincial speech competition when I was 13.