Canadian Youth Ambassadors attend Independence Day Celebration
4 July 2012
Three Alberta youth ambassadors heading to the United States this month attended the Calgary Consulate’s Independence Day celebrations in advance of their journey. Lethbridge students Jocelyn Dufresne, Abigail Schwengler and Camilla Terry were selected as members of a delegation of nine Canadian Youth Ambassadors for 2012. At the July 4 party at the Consul General’s residence, they met with Premier Alison Redford, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, the Honorable Donald Ethell, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney and, of course, Consul General Laura Lochman.
The three will travel with six other Canadian Youth Ambassadors from B.C. along with nine American and nine Mexican counterparts for three weeks. The group will head to California where they will attend workshops on poverty and the environment at UCLA and work with NGO’s on community projects. The third week, the students will head to Washington, D.C. where they will take in all the city has to offer with sight-seeing and the opportunity to meet members of congress and the U.S. State Department which funds the program. The program will allow students to gain valuable knowledge and experience about important policy issues that are relevant all over North America and encourage them to implement what they have learned in their own community.