TD Waterhouse Investing in Youth Initiative helps bring The Duke of Edinburgh's Award to St. John's youth



    Saturday event brings together youth from Froude Avenue, Rabbittown, Shea
    Heights and the Four Winds Aboriginal Youth Centres

    ST. JOHN'S, March 6 /CNW/ - Inner city youth in St. John's now have
greater access to The Duke of Edinburgh's Award thanks to the TD Waterhouse
Investing in Youth Initiative. TD Waterhouse's goal is to remove barriers and
increase participation in the Award and has provided funding for a local Field
Officer who will focus on working with youth from Froude Avenue, Rabbittown,
Shea Heights, and the Four Winds Aboriginal Youth Centres.
    The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is an exciting self-development program
available to all young people ages 14-24, equipping them with life skills to
make a difference to themselves, their communities and their country. Created
in 1956, the Award is designed to stimulate and encourage self-reliance,
discipline, perseverance, determination, initiative, creativity, community
responsibility and fitness of body and mind. More than 2,600 youth from
Newfoundland and Labrador are participating in The Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

    
    What:  Current Award participants will display their talents and take
           part in Adventurous Journey Training such as developing map and
           compass skills, outdoor cooking, and shelter construction

    Who:   Hon. Shawn Skinner, Minister of Human Resources, Labour and
            Employment
           Mr. Steve Noseworthy, TD Waterhouse
           Mr. Charles Cook, Newfoundland and Labrador President, The Duke of
            Edinburgh's Award
           25 Award Participants from Froude Avenue Community Centre,
            Rabbitown Community Centre, St. John Bosco School, Shea Heights
            and the Four Winds Aboriginal Youth Centre

    Where: Burry Heights Camp and Retreat Centre
           Salmonier Line, Route 90, Exit 35 off the Trans Canada Highway

    When:  Saturday March 8
           Award participant activity challenges: 2:30-3:30 pm
           Speaking remarks: 3:30 pm

    Media: Photo and interview opportunities are available for media. Award
           participants will also be completing challenges on Sunday, March 9
           from 9:00 am - 2:30 pm.
    





For further information:

For further information: For a complete agenda of Saturday and Sunday's
activities, to RSVP or request more information, please contact: Trudy
Carlisle, Executive Director NL Division, (709) 753-0423,
tcarlisle@dukeofed.org


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