The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Program
The Award is a non-competitive programme in which participants set and achieve personal goals for community service, skills, fitness, and adventure. It is a great way to explore new interests and try new challenges you might not have done otherwise, and even stretch your 'comfort zone'. The Award is open to all young Canadians age 14 yrs to 24 yrs old.
As a part of the TWV Trip experience, students will complete a number of requirements towards their Duke of Edinburgh's Award program. In fact, the Bronze Award will almost be entirely achieved through participation in one of our experiences. We work with students at all levels of the program to help achieve their award goals.
Service - Each experience connects students with the opportunity to volunteer both at home and while on their adventurous journey. These volunteer opportunities will take place prior, during and after their trip experience.
Skills - A unique part of the TWV Trip experience is the opportunity to learn a new skill through our bike mechanics workshop and to practice these skills while on their adventurous journey.
Physical Recreation - Getting ready for their adventurous journey with TWV will contribute to your physical recreation requirement, it’s as simple as going for a bike ride a couple times a week prior to the experience.
Adventurous Journey - All of our TWV Trips will fulfill any level of your Adventurous Journey requirement. We make it simple by taking care of most of the details. Students will be a part of day-to-day trip planning and leadership while on their experience, allowing them to gain valuable skills towards their future travel plans.
Residential Project - TWV Trips offers a variety of different experiences of varying lengths. Our longer journeys (Argentina, Norway and Quebec) qualify for the residential project requirement.
Two Wheel View has been partnered with "The Duke" since 2012.
FCSS & Calgary After School
Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) is a joint municipal-provincial funding program established to support and fund preventive social services. The program, governed by the Family & Community Support Services Act since 1966, emphasizes prevention, volunteerism and local autonomy. The provincial and municipal governments share the cost of the program. FCSS funds well-established community organizations to assist in increasing social inclusion and strengthening neighbourhoods. All FCSS-funded agencies and programs receive assistance to ensure their work reflects evidence-based best or promising practices in prevention science. FCSS has provided support for Two Wheel View since 2008.
Calgary AfterSchool is a collection of agencies who work together to provide high quality programs for children and youth in the critical hours after school. Two Wheel View has been involved since its inception and continues to provide support and guidance through the CAS Steering Committee.
Trips for Kids
Two Wheel View / Trips for Kids - Calgary is a recognized affiliate of Trips for Kids®, a 501(c)3 nonprofit based on San Rafael, CA. The organization's mission is to give every kid in every community the opportunity to know the joy of riding a bike and the freedom to explore the natural world on two wheels.
Since 1988, Trips for Kids has grown into a vast network of chapters located throughout North America. Trips for Kids has enriched the lives of more than 230,000 youth through Discovery Rides, Adventure Clubs, Mobile Bike Clinics, Earn-a-Bike Workshops and Youth@Work programs that help youth to be more active, experience natural places, gain environmental and STEM-based knowledge, build confidence and develop job readiness skills.
To learn more about Trips for Kids, please visit: tripsforkids.org.