The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award encourages anyone between the ages 14 and 24 to participate in an international award.
It gives youth the opportunity to get more involved in the community, to make new friends, to get physically fit and to discover an activity that excites and inspires them as well as participate in an adventurous journey.
Young people can learn to set goals and achieve results in a fun and challenging way and get recognized for their achievements.
Nelson’s Master Dean Siminoff, 5th degree black belt, “The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a must for all youth ages 14 to 24 — there are so few ways to challenge and motivate our youth in a healthy way.”
This year, the award is being offered to Kootenay youth at no cost (thanks to a sponsorship from Teck).
“The Award empowers youth to realize their potential and step up to new challenges. They learn the importance of seeing something through from start to finish and it’s this dedication and commitment to succeed that sets them head and shoulders above the crowd,” said Jim Kershaw, national president of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
Any youth or interested adult is invited to come out to an information evening on Thursday, February 20 at 7 p.m. in the Covenant Church, 702 Stanley Street in Nelson and learn about how to make a difference.
Refreshments will be served. For more information contact Martine Oosting, field staff officer for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-551-5667.