Local cadet wins Edinburgh award

Prestigious honour didn't come without a whole lot of effort

Lieutenant Governor Steven L. Point (right) and Stuart McDonald past president of the award presented Dale Narum with the Duke of  Edinburgh Silver Ceremony Award at Government house in Victoria

Lieutenant Governor Steven L. Point (right) and Stuart McDonald past president of the award presented Dale Narum with the Duke of Edinburgh Silver Ceremony Award at Government house in Victoria

Dale Narum, a Grade 11 Ballenas Secondary student and sea cadet with RCSCC Esquimalt, Dale Narum earned the Duke of Edinburgh Silver Ceremony Award in Victoria last weekend.

Presented by Lieutenant Governor Steven L. Point, the prestigious award recognizes youth who make a difference in their communities.

Narum earned the honour through participation in various activities in four categories (community service, adventurous journey, skills and physical recreation) meant to encourage young people to become well rounded adults.

Open to youth age 14 to 25, it recognizes young people for accomplishments ranging from peer counseling to wilderness training to all kinds of volunteer activities and hobbies.

Among other tasks, Narum completed 45 hours of service at the SOS Thrift Shop and completed the Qualicum Beach Fire Department’s 2011 fire camp.