An Okanagan-Mission Secondary School student was among the recent 85 youths from across B.C. to be awarded The Duke of Edinburgh’s Silver Award.
Andrei Burlacu received the award at a special ceremony held last month at the Ismaili Centre in Burnaby, with B.C.’s Lieutenant Governor Steven Point handing out tha awards.
The award recipients had to complete activities in four sections of the Duke of Edinburgh Award program: Voluntary service, adventurous journey, skill and physical recreation. The program is international in scope, open to youths between the ages of 14 and 25. More than 35,000 young Canadians participate in the program either through school or as members of organized youth groups including Girl Guides, Scouts, Cadets, church groups, St. John Ambulance, youth clubs, recreation or community centres or on an individual basis.