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Edmonds students win Gibbard Award

For the second year, the Vancouver branch of the United Nations Association in Canada has presented its John Gibbard Award to a group of Burnaby students.

The Edmonds Leadership Team of Edmonds Community School is this year's recipient of an award that recognizes dedication and commitment in working for humanity and a better world.

Grades 5 to 7 students at Edmonds, many of them refugees from war-torn countries and coming from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and learning abilities, have raised money to build a school and farm in Africa, worked to alleviate homelessness in Burnaby and raised awareness about bullying, among other initiatives.

Last year the award was presented to the United Nations Connection Club at Moscrop secondary.

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