HRH The Prince Edward to visit Canada in June



    
    Will Present Awards to Accomplished Young Canadians in Vancouver,
    Victoria & Calgary
    

    TORONTO, May 15 /CNW/ - Tom McGrath, National President, and the Board of
Directors of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Programme are delighted to announce
that His Royal Highness, The Prince Edward Earl of Wessex will undertake a
Working Visit to Canada from June 3-8, 2009.
    The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, one of the world's most prestigious youth
programmes, is the Lead Host of the six day visit. His Royal Highness will be
in Vancouver and Victoria from June 3-5 and Calgary from June 6-8. The visit
involves 17 events for 8 community organizations.
    On behalf of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, His Royal Highness will
preside over Award Ceremonies in Vancouver, Victoria and Calgary presenting
over 300 young Canadians with their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards. His Royal
Highness will also participate in youth events in Vancouver & Calgary, and
meetings with The Duke of Edinburgh's Award leadership and partner
organizations.
    His Royal Highness, The Prince Edward Earl of Wessex, KG, KCVO, SOM, ADC
is the International Chairman of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, and Honourary
Chairman of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Canadian Charter for Business. His
Royal Highness achieved his Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award in 1986.

    
                   Visit of HRH The Prince Edward to Canada

                June 3 & 4      Vancouver
                June 5          Victoria
                June 6-8        Calgary

                Further details for each of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award
                events will be released closer to the Visit.

    About The Duke of Edinburgh Awards

    The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is an exciting personal challenge for young
Canadians aged 14 to 25. It is a balanced, non-competitive programme of
voluntary activities which encourages:
    -  Personal Discovery & Growth
    -  Self-Reliance
    -  Perseverance
    -  Responsibility, and
    -  Service to the Community
    

    Since it began in 1956, The Award has developed into one of the world's
most prestigious youth programmes. More than 126 countries now offer The Duke
of Edinburgh's Award and over 6 million young people have taken part.
    In Canada, the Award has been operating since 1963 under the patronage of
The Governor General and with the leadership of thousands of highly motivated
volunteers. The Award is amongst the highest accolades a young Canadian can
receive, and some 36,000 participate each year.




For further information:

For further information: Rick Ashbee, National Executive Director - The
Duke of Edinburgh's Award, (416) 203-0674

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