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Golden Moment For 80 Gold Award Achievers

05/16/2017

Golden Moment For 80 Gold Award Achievers
Media Advisory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 16, 2017
 
The World’s Leading Achievement for Youth

WHAT: His Excellency, the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada to present The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Gold Award of achievement to 80 Canadian youth.

WHERE: Upper Canada College 200 Lonsdale Rd, Toronto, ON M4V 1W6

WHEN: Thursday May 18, 2017 1:15 pm

By invitation only

Media requested to arrive by 1:00 pm

*parking is limited
ABOUT: The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award empowers young people to make a difference in their own lives and the lives of others by exploring their potential, taking on new challenges, giving back to their communities, and achieving
success. The Award is accessible to all, regardless of socioeconomic status, ability, ethnicity or gender.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award believes that not all learning happens in the classroom and our aim is to help equip young Canadians aged 14-24 for success in life. By recognizing all of the amazing things young people can do and learn outside the boundaries of formal education, the Award empowers them to discover hidden talents, develop untapped leadership potential, make a difference in their community and explore the wonders of the great outdoors.

The personal journey to earn the Award requires young people to look beyond their comfort zone and tap in to their sense of discovery. Participants set and achieve personal goals in activities they want to experience and develop, making each Award a unique journey. Simply put, they design a blueprint to transform their lives and we support them each step of the way.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award was founded by His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, to encourage personal development and community involvement for young people. Since its establishment in Canada in 1963, more than 500,000 young Canadians have taken the challenge which has Bronze, Silver and Gold levels of the Award. Today, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is present over 140 countries around the world.

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