summer 2019 awardees

chloé, solo travel grant

The Solo Travel grant is awarded to Chloé, a Quebecer who’s going to the silk road region this summer for a few months. She’ll first land ion China, where she’ll catch a bus that will take her to Mongolia. There, she’ll attend the American Center for Mongolian Studies summer school, partaking in a study on the migration of the local populations. Then she’ll embark on a big cycloadventure from Mongolia to Kazakhstan, going through parts of China and Kyrgyzstan along the way.

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Cardston Girls Choir_Groupe Travel Grant_Youth Travel Foundation

Cardston Girls Choir, group travel grant

The Cardston Girls Choir received the Group Travel grant. Consisting of 16 teenagers from Alberta, this all-female vocal ensemble will be headed to a Europe in July to partake in several artistic gatherings; the World Peace Choir Festival in Austria, the Grand Prix of Nations Gothenburg & 4th European Choir Games in Sweden and a few performances in Denmark and Germany to compete their tour.

Fifi, mary barclay grant

The Mary Barclay grant is offered this year to the young Alberta writer Fifi, who’s currently working on a literary project called Soledad. Exploring themes such as identity, immigration and nomadism thanks to her own family experiences, she’ll seek inspiration in her Latina and African roots by going to Cuba for historical and cultural references, and then to Nigeria attend the Aké Arts & Book Festival, hoping to establish significant connexions with both local artists and Nigerians raised abroad like her.

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2018-2019 awardees

Pura Vida_Summer 2019 Awardees_Youth Travel Foundation
Pura Vida transformed me in a certain way. I gained confidence, I grew less shy and I became more organized. It simply was an unforgettable life-changing experience that every at-risk student should have access to because it was motivating, enriching and rewarding. I will cherish these precious memories forever.
— Rose-Anaïs, Group Travel grant awardee (2019) Costa Rica