A few weeks ago, I excitedly pressed submit on my application to be a CanadaC3 participant. I had been working on my application for weeks, often opening it, working on it, saving it, closing it, repeat. It almost seems too good an opportunity to be true – giving Canadians the opportunity to join in on a 150-day expedition that would depart from Toronto, travel through the Northwest Passage, through to Victoria. The purpose is to give Canadians a deeper understanding of our land, our peoples, and our country. These opportunities don’t come by often, and in this particular case, has come about because Canada is celebrating its 150th anniversary. With the key themes of the journey being Diversity and Inclusion, Reconciliation, Youth Engagement and the Environment, it really struck a cord with me. Having traveled throughout various regions of the world, it becomes impossible for these issues to not become close to your heart. To have the opportunity to bring these learnings and lessons home to my own country that I love so much… well that would be something.
As Geoff Green, Expedition Leader and Founder, best put it… “Canada C3 will be a transformational journey that will spark and captivate our imagination and lead to a greater awareness and deeper understanding of Canada.”
While I eagerly await to find out if I have been accepted, I’ve been following the journey along before it has even began in so many ways! If you’d like to learn more about this epic expedition, which starts June 1 in Toronto, check out the Canada C3 website!
Or if you’re more a social savvy kind of follower, be sure to check out their socials, to learn all about what has been going on behind the scenes leading up to the journey and follow their daily journey!