Duke of Ed - January 2017

January 2017 Newsletter
Happy New Year!  We are looking forward to an outstanding year and to helping celebrate 150 years of Canada! This will be a busy year, and we already have a number of opportunities for participants to get involved in. We are also trying to spread the word about the Award and are hoping you will help!  You can help by telling friends and helping them get into the Award and start participating, volunteering as a leader to a younger group, or helping fund raise for the Duke of Ed so we can assist youth with limited circumstances in fully participating in the Award.

If you have any questions about the Award, need some help, or are looking for info, we are here to help. Give us a call at 204-988-3016, or email manitoba@dukeofed.org

Take note there are a couple of items with short deadlines in this newsletter.
Adventurous Journey Opportunities

Last Chance to sign up! Call immediately to go on this camp and finish your Bronze. 

Note that these camps include the practice requirement for the level.

Deadline for registration is Jan 27th.  
Bronze Winter Camp  - February 10-12  Camp Nutimik    
The activities may include: snow shoeing, navigation, outdoor cooking and back-country travel in the Whiteshell Prov Park.  The cost is $239.61(GST is included).   

Silver Winter Trip -  March 23-26 Camp Nutimik.
Winter camping/ Hiking on northern part of the Mantario trail.  Cost: $358.47(GST included).   
Deadline for registration is Mar 6th.

To sign up for any of these trips - contact the Award Office to get the forms. 
Email:  manitoba@dukeofed.org    or Call: 204-988-3018

Check out our Adventurous Journey Opportunities on our website:  http://www.dukeofed.org/mb-adventurous-journey-residential-project-opportunities . We keep this list updated as new trips are added as well.
I ntroducing our 2017 Manitoba Duke Delegates...

We are pleased to announce that we have three Manitoba Duke Delegates for 2017. Nicole Rogowsky is returning for another year and Emily Hunt and Sabrina Wong are new for this year. These youth will help pass on the word and assist us with events. See parts of interviews with the Manitoba Delegates and all the Provincial Duke Delegates on the National Webpage at 

The Duke of Ed's National Youth Representative - Nick Taylor, is also from Manitoba!

Volunteer Opportunity with our National Rep and Duke Delegates

Nick and our Duke Delegates are working on a special project and would love your help!

They are working on an initiative to have supplies donated for Duke of Ed participants who are incarcerated or have limited circumstances. The Skill portion of the Award can be difficult for some of these participants to complete, and we are hoping to make it easier! If you are interested in setting up a supply drive or a fundraiser at your school or group, please contact the office at 204-988-3016 or email manitoba@dukeofed.org

This is a great way to get more involved with the Award, meet other participants, and log some Service hours! 

A wards Earned September 2016 - January 2017

Congratulations to all our recent participants who earned their Awards!

Ariel H├ębert
Roger Nikolychuk
Laura Alsip Emily Hunt
Logan Chubaty-Boychuk
Andrew Puttenham
Nathan Dueck Emily Kalo
Abigail Dueck
Michael Robinson
Sandra Eaton Cody Lincoln
Madison Dzisiak
Harmandeep Singh

Caitlyn Lockhart
Alexander Ferch
Rebecca Wilson Abreu
Nicole Shen
Connor Graveline
Alex G
Kirsten Benidickson
Joshua Shin
Katherine Hawthorne
Evan B
Rachel Bernhardt
Kristin Smith
Thanongsack Inthirath
Gage S
Ben Blundell
Ryan Smith
Emma Joyal
Kevin C
James Crick Caelan Stephanson
Harkirat Kaur
Kevin M
Stefano De Sordi
Liam Walker
Jason Ko
Matthew E
Marika Dewar-Norosky
Ninglu Weng
Gyeongwon Lee
Matthew M
Graham Driver
Terry D.
Soomin Lee
Tyrell D
Olivia Frank

Claire Meier

Canada 150&Me and the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award working together!

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Canada is a program partner of the Experiences Canada 150&Me project - a national competition for youth between the ages of 14-19.  And we want you to get involved!
Simply answer the question, "What is Canada's greatest challenge or opportunity facing your generation?" 
Participants selected will travel to one of four cities - Vancouver, Winnipeg, Montreal or Halifax - for an exciting week of amazing adventures, cultural visits, community activities and interesting discussions with like-minded people.  Forge new friendships!
There will be a one-day Canada 150&Me Youth Forum in each city based on a theme young people have chosen as the most relevant.  A second group of 150 young people will travel to Ottawa for a week, June 26-July 2 to help celebrate Canada Day!
Applicants can reply online using whatever creative media they choose - video, music, written word, or visual art - in three simple steps:  
  1. Register their interest at www.experiencescanada.ca/150
  2. Upload their answer to the challenge question in a file of their choosing
  3. Provide a short bio and a brief description of the work submitted
D eadline for submissions is February 1, 2017.
Full details are here at www.experiencescanada.ca/150
The creation of a Canada 150&Me project submission and participation at any of the Canada 150&Me Youth Forums can also be counted towards the completion the Duke of Edinburgh's Award program. Similarly, if you have already completed Duke of Edinburgh's Award work that relates to the challenge question you can also submit it for consideration as a Canada 150&Me Project.
To learn more about The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award program and to sign up please visit dukeofed.org 
The Duke of Ed and #BellLetsTalk Day

The #BellLetsTalk day is coming up on Wednesday, January 25th. Millions of Canadians - including leading personalities - engaged in an open discussion about mental illness, offering new ideas and hope for those who struggle, with numbers growing every year. 
The Duke of Ed inspires our participants to be healthy in numerous ways, and mental health is one of those aspects. So, we have decided to participate in this initiative by asking our own question.

How has the Duke of Ed impacted your mental wellness?

If you would like to join us in sharing how the Duke of Ed has impacted your mental wellness personally, all you have to do is follow these six easy steps:
1. Print the "Let's Talk" box below
2. Write in permanent black marker how the Duke of Ed has personally helped your mental wellness. Share as much or as little as you feel comfortable with.
3. Take a picture of yourself holding up your sign, so that it is easily readable.
4. Share the picture throughout your social media anytime the week of the 23rd and 27th.
5. Use the hashtags #BellLetsTalk and #dukelife
6. Tag the dukeofedcanada, Bell, and one or more of the Let's Talk Day spokespeople.
For every message sent on January 25th by a bell phone user, and for every Tweet send using the #BellLetsTalk hashtag, Bell donates five cents to mental health causes.

Here are a few examples of answers to get you thinking:
* The Duke of Ed has helped my mental wellness by keeping me active.
* The Duke of Ed has helped my mental wellness by helping me to feel a part of a community.
* The Duke of Ed has helped my mental wellness by reminding me that I am not alone

We are looking forward to seeing what you have to share with us!
Volunteer Manitoba 

A great way to find Service Opportunities! 

Volunteer Manitoba is the leader and catalyst for engaging all Manitobans in volunteerism.

Volunteer Manitoba supports groups and individuals in the voluntary sector to develop and enhance their capacity to anticipate, understand, celebrate, and meet community needs in Manitoba.

Contributions to the community include connecting people with volunteer opportunities, promoting volunteerism, and providing leadership and counsel in the voluntary sector. 

Check out volunteer opportunities on this site where you plug in some information such as your age, town/city, availability, etc. and it will find some potential opportunities for you to consider. 

We a re  asking you to consider something--"Pay it Forward".  We are looking for your support to help us continue to brin the Award Program to more youth regardless of circumstance within this province. You can help by donating directly to the Award Division or online via Canada Helps at the National Website or at the     CanadaHelps   link.
Name | Company | Phone | Email | Website