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Nanaimo youth earns Edinburgh gold

Nanaimo’s Andrew Gates has one more award to add to his long list of honours.

The 18-year-old receives a gold medal from the Duke of Edinburgh Award Foundation, Feb. 21 at the Nanaimo Armory.

Only 534 Canadian youth qualified for gold and only 50 in British Columbia.

Gates is serving his country as an officer cadet in the Royal Canadian Air force, receiving education and training toward earning his engineering degree and becoming a Canadian Forces pilot, stationed at Royal Military College Canada in Kingston, Ont.

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