Canadian Museum for Human Rights Field Trip

We are excited to formally annouce in partnership with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, The Rotary Club of Dawson Creek Sunrise, and the Rotary District 5370 Youth Services an amazing learning opportunity for 15 of our students.  Please read the media release below for more information.
 Young Rotary leaders from Dawson Creek to participate in national leadership program at Canadian Museum for Human Rights 
Dawson Creek – January 29, 2019 – Rotary District 5370 Youth Services is pleased to announce a formal partnership with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR), Dawson Creek Secondary School – South Peace Campus, Interact Club of Dawson Creek and the Rotary Club of Dawson Creek Sunrise that will see 15 young leaders participating in a national pilot program at the CMHR in Winnipeg from February 25 to March 1, 2019. 
The CMHR’s National Human Rights Leadership Program encourages students to become engaged citizens and leaders in advancing human rights. During this transformative experience, students interact with leading academics, thinkers and people who have lived experience with human rights. The students from Dawson Creek will visit the Museum for three days to learn about the importance of diversity and inclusion, truth and reconciliation, and how to take action for human rights in their own lives and communities. 
“We are very honored to be afforded the opportunity for 15 of our students to engage in this immersive learning opportunity,” says Josh Kurjata, Principal of Dawson Creek Secondary School – South Peace Campus. “The potential impact and lasting legacy a project like this could have on our school climate and culture is very exciting. The learning that unfolds as a result of an experience such as this is unmeasurable and will extend beyond the Museum to our school and local community.” 
“We would like to thank the CMHR, our local Sunrise Rotary Club, Rotary District 5370 Youth Services, and Cassidy Shaw, a Grade 12 student at Dawson Creek Secondary, whose experience and learning at the Museum last summer as a participant in the Rotary Adventure Human Rights program initiated and imagined this valuable experience for 14 of her peers. It is very exciting to see her project idea and vision come to life.” 
The Rotary Club of Dawson Creek Sunrise co-sponsored Cassidy Shaw as a young leader to attend the Rotary Adventures in Human Rights opportunity in August 2018. 
“This life-changing experience inspired this young lady to work with Youth Services Chair Tamara Larson to create an opportunity for her peers to experience this amazing learning opportunity at the CMHR,” said Michelle Rolls, President, Rotary Club of Dawson Creek Sunrise. “Seeing this vision come to light is truly amazing. We look forward to being a part of this experience and seeing the legacy of peace each of these 15 students create in the community in making the world a better place. Creating partnerships opens doors to engage and inspire young leaders to learn and generate positive change in the world. Thank you to all of the stakeholders who have made this learning opportunity possible.” Rotary is an organization dedicated to six areas of focus to build international relationships, improve lives and create a better world to support peace efforts. Rotary projects provide training that fosters understanding and provides communities with skills to resolve conflicts to create a better world.Rotary believes in developing the next generation of leaders. Our programs help younger leaders build leadership skills, expand education and learn the value of service. Interact clubs bring together young people ages 12 to 18 to develop these leadership skills while discovering the power of Service Above Self.The CMHR is one of Canada’s national museums, opening in 2014 as a global hub of human rights education. Located at The Forks, a historic meeting place in the centre of Winnipeg, the Museum is also a stunning architectural icon that now graces the new Canadian $10 banknote.For media interviews or further information, please contact:Tamara C Larson MADistrict 5370 Youth Services Chair                                                                                                            Rotary District 5370, Rotarian of the Year 2017 – 2018Phone (587) 783-8880                                                    Email Larson.tamarac@gmail.com