Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

July 01, 2011 16:05 ET

Media Advisory: Governor General to Present the Duke of Edinburgh's Award to 58 Deserving Youth

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 1, 2011) - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will present The Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award to 58 youth on July 2, 2011, at 2:30 p.m. at the Fairmont Château Laurier, in Ottawa. His Excellency will also deliver remarks on this occasion to underline the participants' various achievements within their respective communities.

About The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is a self-development program available to all young people between the ages of 14-25. The award encourages youth to be active, to participate in new activities, and to pursue current interests in four different ways: Community Service, Skills Development, Physical Fitness, and Expeditions and Exploration. Gold Award participants must also complete a Residential Project consisting of voluntary service. To date, the award program has motivated over 500 000 young people from Canada, and over seven million youth in 130 countries worldwide, to undertake a variety of voluntary and challenging activities. For more information, please visit www.dukeofed.org.

Media wishing to cover the event are asked to confirm their attendance with The Duke of Edinburgh's Award organization.

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