The Governor General of Canada, the Right Hon. David Johnston, presented The Duke of Edinburgh’s gold award to more than 100 young people in Ontario June 20, seven of them from southern York Region.
The Duke of Edinburgh Award is given to youth between the ages of 14 and 25 who demonstrate high levels of involvement in the community. Each youth must complete requirements in four categories (community service, skill development, physical recreation and adventurous journey) and then earn a bronze, silver or gold level of the award.
Tariq Haji is from Thornhill and has achieved the bronze, silver and gold level of the award. He volunteers with Ismaili Volunteer Corps, the Ontario Science Center and during Rogers Cup as a ball boy. For his adventurous journey he spent six days in Algonquin National Park on a canoe trip. He enjoys cooking, soccer, tennis and table tennis. He travelled to Jonquiere, Quebec where he learned about Quebec culture and brushed up on his French.
WATERLOO REGION — Five local students were among 104 Canadian youth who have received the Duke of Edinburgh gold awards. Gov. Gen. David Johnston presented the awards to the students at a ceremony Friday night in Toronto. The awards, which are open to youth ages 14 to 25, honour those who have strived in four areas — community service, skill development, physical recreation and adventurous … Continue reading Ashna Maredia receives Duke of Edinburgh award
Six youth from Burnaby received bronze Duke of Edinburgh Awards on April 27 at the local Ismaili Centre. The Burnaby award recipients are Imaan Shivji, Sanna Huda, Amaara Dhanji, Serena Li, Arshaan Merchant and Nicholas Luong. The Duke of Edinburgh Awards are part of an international program for youth, aged 14 to 25. Participants chose a level – either bronze, silver or gold – based … Continue reading Six city youth receive Duke of Edinburgh Award at Ismaili Centre, Burnaby
Thornhill youths Zain Bhimji, Rudrendu Gupta and Joshua Morris are among 76 young people from across Ontario to receive a silver award of achievement in the Duke of Edinburgh awards. Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Hon. David C. Onley will present the awards Saturday at a ceremony at Queen’s Park. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, open to youth aged 14 to 25, challenges young people in … Continue reading Thornhill student Zain Bhimji wins Duke of Edinburgh award
BY JENNIFER MOREAU, BURNABY NOW – Six youth from Burnaby received bronze Duke of Edinburgh Awards on April 27 at the local Ismaili Centre. The Burnaby award recipients are Imaan Shivji, Sanna Huda, Amaara Dhanji, Serena Li, Arshaan Merchant and Nicholas Luong. The Duke of Edinburgh Awards are part of an international program for youth, aged 14 to 25. Participants chose a level – either bronze, … Continue reading Six city youth awarded Duke of Edinburgh Awards at the Ismaili Centre Burnaby
In the past 25 years, the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby has hosted a wide range of events, opening its doors to government officials, prominent academics, leaders of many communities, and the wider public. Over the years, the Centre has served provided a distinguished venue for the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Awards, hosting 19 Bronze Award ceremonies and a Royal Gold Award ceremony. These ceremonies have permitted … Continue reading Lieutenant Governor of BC presents Duke of Edinburgh awards at Ismaili Centre, Burnaby
On January 23rd, King George PE teacher Hanif Karmali received a letter inviting him to receive the prestigious Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for his participation in the Duke of Edinburgh Award program. Karmali refused to take credit alone for this achievement, sharing the honour with his colleagues, Janie Groombridge and Dan O’Gorman. Principal Roberto Moro says Karmali has been instrumental in helping the school increase … Continue reading King George Teacher Hanif Karmali Presented with Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee Award
Excerpt: Now, for the sake of ease, effectiveness and enjoyment, if we want to make the world a better place, we prefer to do it with others, rather than by ourselves. But how do we work with others when we have a different ethical code than they do? To answer this question, I decided to take a step away from the abstract. The effort to … Continue reading KidSpirit: The Ethics of the Interfaith Movement
Nine young Mississaugans are being recognized this week for community service and character building with the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award. Jacqueline Chan, Kaitlyn D’Agostino, Travis DeWolf, Georgina Evison, Michael Ferrarelli, Aidan O’Sullivan, Mehwish Panjwani, Roxalana Tkachenko and Meredith Webb — all age 16 to 24 — will be presented with the award by David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, at a ceremony in Toronto … Continue reading Mehwish Panjwani: Young citizens recognized
Safeer Jivraj is a young Canadian living Down Syndrome. He experiences decreased muscle tone, as well as a decrease in his motor and cognitive skills. Despite these seemingly difficult life challenges, Safeer continues to lead his life as a determined and enthusiastic individual. He has plenty of enthusiasm, especially when it comes to completing his Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award … Continue reading Safeer Jivraj: A journey of personal achievement
Review: Much fun in Much Ado By PETER BIRNIE, Vancouver Sun June 13, 2010 When: 8 p.m., to Sept. 25 Where: Bard on the Beach in Vanier Park, Vancouver Excerpt: Just about everyone in the large cast is attuned to a clear presentation of their character. Bard newcomer Almeera Jiwa, for instance, exudes a gorgeous sense of youthful spirit as Hero, and looks destined to … Continue reading Good reviews for Almeera Jiwa in Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado about Nothing’
The crisp outline of the Olympic Mountains provided a picture-perfect backdrop at Government House yesterday as Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, presided over a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award ceremony for 68 young people from around the province. It was Edward’s main appearance during a brief stay in the city, and followed a pair of similar ceremonies held Thursday in Vancouver. –snip– Sisters Hajra and Maryam … Continue reading Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, honours youths’ success – Ismaili Youth Group honoured