Duke of Edinburgh's International Award

A youth program designed to inspire 14-24 years olds to become engaged members of society



The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a global program with the goal of challenging, empowering and recognizing young people. Since 1963, the award has helped motivate young Canadians to set goals and challenge themselves to take control of their lives and futures. We encourage any dancer between the ages of 14-24 that is interested or would like more information to please fill out the form below.


The program challenges our dancers to develop skills and tools to improve themselves and their communities by encouraging them to go beyond their comfort zone. Many young people, through lack of confidence, opportunity or education, feel incapable of affecting real change in their communities. Our unique program is designed to help them discover that they are more capable and powerful than they ever dreamed.


At Springbank Dancers




It's FUN! A great way to meet new people, spend time with friends, engage in your community and challenge yourself in new ways.

Looking for more information?

Click INQUIRE below and our group's amazing leader, Laura Darichuk, will get back to you.

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Click here for the program's official site. 


I love that the program simultaneously encourages individuality as well as community through goals that are based on one’s own interest and abilities
— Maryn B.