PEOPL E’N PLACESFootprints keep on running

Seven Victoria youth have earned the prestigious bronze level Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

ON THE RUN … Footprints founder Kevin Mennie dropped us a line a few weeks ago to tell us of the success of some of his students who ran the Oak Bay Marathon.

Eight students competed in the half-marathon along with two relay teams, with one team winning first overall.

Mennie began the Footprints Movement in China last year and was recently profiled on the profiled on the pages of the Victoria News.

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SPECIAL HONOUR … Ross Nicholls of St. John Ambulance in Victoria has been honoured by B.C. Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon in a ceremony at Government House where he was invested in the Order of St. John.

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ROYAL NOD … Seven Victoria youth have earned the prestigious bronze level Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

They include: Ayaka Behro, River Bristow, Hannah Carr, Chase Crawford, Ryan Javanmardi, Naman Sharma and Erica Somer.

The award is the most prestigious international youth award in the world with more than seven million participants in over 140 countries. It is a fully inclusive program for youth between the ages of 14 and 24 and does not require academic requirements for participation.

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CASTLE PR … Craigdarroch Castle executive director John Hughes is thrilled with the news that Trapeze Communications and Good Relations Inc. have signed on to promote the castle in both advertising and public relations.

Last month, Craigdarroch Castle unveiled its new brand, developed by Trapeze Communications with the launch of a new logo and website.  The renowned stained and leaded glass found at the castle is celebrated in the new logo and website design.

A national historic site, Craigdarroch Castle’s stained glass collection is believed to be one of the most exquisite in North America.

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PUB OF FAME … On the heels of success of the Garrick’s Head Pub expansion, Jay Nowak and his team are focused on a new vision.  Paying homage to the infamous pub of days ago, The Churchill will officially open tomorrow (June 26).

Featuring 50 beers on tap with a strong focus on craft beers as well as whiskey and wine, The Churchill will surely appeal to the masses.

The Churchill is located in the Bedford Regency Hotel at 1140 Government St.

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