2017 recipients



‘’ For us, travelling is about discovering yourself more than discovering a land. That’s our way to promote peace. If we were all pursuing our dreams, there would be no other way than be at peace; a person that is on the path of self-fulfillment and growth has no place for violence in its life. We spend most of our time looking for happiness in external things, only to realize that happiness comes from the inside. Love, prosperity, kindness, acceptance, family, humility, peace and understanding; it’s already there, if you look for it. We hope that by watching this video, people will feel empowered to live their lives the way they want to, knowing we are just like everyone; ordinary students with weekend jobs, but who decided to fully embrace their lives and follow their dreams. If even only one person decides to travel thanks to this video, that will be the greatest reward! ‘’



solo travel grant : olivier roy pelletier

The first Solo Travel grant was given to Olivier Roy Pelletier, a young Université de Montréal student who attended the 19th World Youth & Students Festival, which took place in Sochi, Russia, between October 14th and 22nd 2017. Olivier proudly joined a delegation of curious and open-minded young Canadians who gathered with over 25,000 participants to discuss peace, solidarity and social justice.


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solo travel grant : clara vecchio

The second Solo Travel grant was awarded to Clara Vecchio who is boldly codirecting the play KIDS, along with the Association of Secondary School Students in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Clara has been working with this association for months, building the project and following its every step from afar thanks to the Internet, which allowed her to virtually assist to the auditions and rehearsals through Skype. She will be in Sarajevo from January 3rd to March 31st to finalize the project and launch the play.



mary barclay grant : Linda huynh

The Mary Barclay grant was given to Linda Huynh, an Ontarian Rugby aficionado, and her German Shepherd-Husky foster dog Lexi, who both recently moved to New Zealand for a year on a mission to show the world that it is possible to travel with a pet and, in the meantime, raise awareness towards the dog adoption cause.

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