summer 2018 awardees
myrika, solo travel grant
The awardee of the summer 2018 Solo Travel grant is Myrika, who crossed a big part of Canada by bike. Starting in Vancouver, she covered more than 5,000km to make it back to Montreal in 51 days. In order to give an environmental twist to her trip, she picked up trash along the way to minimize her footprint and leave the road in a better state than found. A total of 13 bags were collected.
préci 2018, group travel grant
The winners of the Group Travel grant were students from l’École des Technologies Supérieures, members of PRÉCI (a coalition of students for international cooperation) who voluntarily coordinated the construction of a health center in a rural area of Rwanda, along with local partners.
amélie, mary barclay grant
The Mary Barclay grant was awarded this year to Amélie, a young professional musician who went to Ireland to immerse herself in Celtic folk music. Coming from a long line of seamen, she honoured her lineage by being part of the Tall Ships Races, an international gathering of sailors for a challenging voyage across the North Sea. She landed in Denmark, where she volunteered on an organic farm. She ended her trip in France, where she was hosted by distant family members.