Duke of Edinburgh Award Program

“The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award empowers young people, ages 14 to 24, to give back to their communities, explore their interests and passions, commit to their health and wellness, and gain an appreciation for the natural environment. With guidance from Award Leaders and assessors, young Canadians are given a supportive, non-competitive youth development platform that deepens self-awareness, builds confidence, and broadens skills and experience to further their growth as active, responsible citizens.”

At Springbank Dancers, we run a Duke of Ed group under the direction and assistance of our Leader, Laura Darichuk. Laura is there to support the students through their goals and this season we had dancers working towards both their Silver AND Gold Awards!!! The following photos are from their involvements and Adventurous Journey this past season. While on their journey they practiced survival skills, hiked Via Ferrata, biked Goat Creek Trail, and hiked Yamnuska…