Squamish youth earn Duke of Edinburgh’s International Awards

Two youth from Squamish were presented Duke of Edinburgh’s International Awards on Sunday, Nov. 24.

Janet Austin, the lieutenant-governor of B.C., handed the silver awards to Tyler Ng and Leon Stubley.

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“This was the culmination of nearly a year’s worth of skills training, service to the community and the completion of a testing adventurous journey,” Stubley’s father, Jeremy, told The Chief.

Duke of Edinburgh’s International Awards are available for youth aged 14 to 24. Silver awards are given to those over 15 years old.

“Not all learning happens in the classroom. Young people need experiences outside the classroom to become committed, responsible and fulfilled citizens of the world,” says the award’s website. “Since its launch over 60 years ago, the award has inspired millions of young people to transform their lives. Through non-formal education, the award can play a critical role in a young person’s personal development…”

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