Duke of Ed - September 2016

September 2016 Newsletter
Happy September from all of us at the Duke of Ed Manitoba! We hope you all had a great summer. In this newsletter, we want to take some time to reflect on some of the great things we were up to this summer, and let you know about all the events and opportunities we have coming up this fall!

We are always here to help if you have any questions about your Award. Just give us a call at 204 -988-3016 or email manitoba@dukeofed.org


We are having a Silver Ceremony on Thursday evening, November 24th.  Those who wish to be included in this ceremony you will need to have your Silver Award submitted by Tuesday, October 12th.  Give us a call at 204-988-3016, or email manitoba@dukeofed.org if you need assistance or have questions. 

In August, we had 97 youth attend our National Leadership Forum LEAD 2016.  This was an amazing experience for the participants and the LEAD staff that volunteered their time. 
Here are just a few comments that were made about the LEAD experience:  
"LEAD 2016 was an event that I don't think anybody will ever forget we did not just become friends we became a family. I hope that we'll all stay in touch, I'll never forget the people I met at LEAD, they've changed my life for the better. I can't express how grateful I am."

"When I came back to school on Thursday, I was just thinking about LEAD and how everyone was so kind. So, instead of just hanging out with my friends, I decided to talk to every person who looked new and ask them how their day went or what I could do to help. I was surprised to find that everyone was happy to talk to someone and it made them smile! So, I just want to say thank you to all of you guys for being those welcoming people who made my day better and helped me grow."

"This week has been so amazing.  Each of you is an amazingly caring, kind, smart, passionate, motivated and just generally awesome individual, yet at the same time, all so different.  I am so blessed to have spent time getting to know you.  I know that together, we can make so much positive change in our communities and our country.  Thank you all for making this week so amazing, I will never forget it."

"Lead could have never been as good as it was without all the amazing people in it. It will be hard to forget a summer like this :). I'm back in Whitehorse but I've never felt so far away from home."

"Honestly you do not understand how much this small thing changed my life. It made me feel love and gave me confidence I did not have before. Thank you all. Small things make such a big difference"

" Thank you for stepping out of your comfort zone to attend this camp, and for bringing your gigantic smiles and endlessly positive attitudes. Thanks for being fearless, trying new things, and for embracing the bruises and cuts that came with those new experiences (skateboarding...) for energy that led to countless mealtime musical perform/bumpin dance parties/non-stop piano. Lastly, thanks for sharing your stories, your struggles, and your support with this special group of 97 Duke youth."
Click on the link to see a video with some of the other things we loved about LEAD!
     LEAD 2016 was funded in part  by 
the  Government of Canada
Adventurous Journey Opportunity
Note: short notice so act quickly

Pioneer Camp at Shoal Lake (Lake of the Woods) - Bronze  Canoe Trip 

Trip dates: September 16th-18th, 2016   Cost $200.00   Transportation is not provided.
Deadline to sign up: Monday, September 12th, 2016. (Trip includes the practice journey)

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

Keep looking on 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.
Leader Training

We will be conducting some Leader Training at our office,Suite 710 , One Lombard Place for any Leaders on the following dates:

Tuesday, September 27th  6-8pm
Thursday, October 13th  6-8pm
Monday, October 17th 6-8 pm.

For those outside the city or unable to make the dates we will be conducting a telephone training with computer slides.This will be done on Wednesday, November 2nd if there are enough people interested.
Leaders or new groups
We would love to come and give a short talk to your group about the Award.  If you have a lot of new members that might not be familiar with the Award or if you are part of a youth group that doesn't participate in the Award Program yet - let us know! We would love to meet you.
Awards Earned - June to September


Hannah Bugas

Kelsey Howard


Jeff Kim


Karla Atanacio
Paris Musaphir
Nicole Caballero Jude Nabas
Liam Caldwell Braidin Pergis
Raniel (Alec) Canteras Julianne Ramsay
Jane Marie Cegayle Chantelle Recana
Chantelle Chappell Rhea Resendes
Kamryn Diehl Simranjit Saroya
Amiel Esmen
Gabriella Taylor
Daniel Kang
Guneet Uppal
Harsimran Kaur
Jemison Valencia
Ava Laceda
Erika Vermette
Andrew Lamb Jeffrey Wilson
Desiree Martin
Nicole Ziemianski
Elora Mendoza

Back to school?  Don't forget to check this out!

Things to do this fall- here are a few activities we have been notified of that you may be interested in pursuing:

Volunteers Needed:  McClure Place makes and serves meals for 15-25 seniors 4 days a week,  Mon, Wed- Fri. 4-6 pm.  They are looking for volunteers to help with one or more days in serving and clean up.  For more information contact Bev Hradowy at 204-946-3904.

Physical Recreation: Whirlaway Westerners Square Dance Club. " Square Dancing is Friendship set to Music". Their first open house for classes to start is 16 Sep16. The first three lessons are free to all who come. Contact Jim or Kathy Kurchak at 204-416-9516. 

Skills:  Winnipeg Millenium Library is offering many courses including  Cree Language Classes Sundays 2-4 pm.  A 10-week course of Cree language instruction. Call 204-986-6489 to register.