July 21, 2014

CWY at Back to Batoche

As one of the sponsors of the 2014 Back to Batoche Festival, CWY  participated in the activities over the weekend. CWY Chair, Colin Robertson, President and CEO Rita S. Karakas, and the Director of Aboriginal Programs, Arnold Blackstar, were all in attendance.

Colin, Pres Doucette, Rita , Arnold

CWY Chair, Colin Robertson, Metis Nation of Saskatchewan President, Robert Doucette, CWY President and CEO, Rita S. Karakas, and CWY Director of Aboriginal Programs, Arnold Blackstar spent some time together at the Back to Batoche Festival.

Colin Arnold

The 2014 Festival honoured Metis Veterans as the first monument in history erected at the Batoche Cultural grounds.

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Colin Robertson and Rita S. Karakas presented a gift to President Doucette on behalf of CWY.


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Canada World Youth is dedicated to enriching the lives of youth aged up to 35 who want to become informed and active global citizens. CWY offers international transformative learning experiences focused on building knowledge, leadership and skills through participation in sustainable community-driven projects. For more than 40 years, 38,000 youth and 12,000 host families have participated in CWY programs, in Canada and abroad.

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Source : Mary McGee, Communications Officer, Canada World Youth, 514 931-3526 # 336,

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