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Cycling for indigenous Canadian youth

One girl. One bike. One $20000 goal

 

Who is this Girl??

Anne Thomas is 21. Cycling alone. Never trained for this, actually barely placed her caboose in the saddle prior to dipping her wheel into the pacific as she set out to climb the rockies in the first leg of the “cycle cross country” adventure and in so doing, raising funds to send indigenous youths to leadership camp.

Growing up, leadership camp was a game changer for her.  At the most difficult time in her life, just such a camp experience presented itself and sent her forward in the most amazing way. This is why Anne is fully committed to lifting others up in the same way. 

After graduating high school, Anne set off with a backpack to New Zealand and courageously found her calling in volunteering more than 2000 hours, both in New Zealand and throughout the Polynesians islands...all to come home and want to make a difference here.  It just took a year or so to decide how she was going to do that. 

It also happens to be Canada’s 150th anniversary, which combines well with a love for travel but that is fully dwarfed by her passion for empowering our youth. She will be doing everything in her power to reach out to other fellow Canadians during her adventures by blogging and sharing her experiences, hoping to motivate and empower people to discover their own country and the beauty it has to offer. 

The money raised will be used to provide scholarships for self-identified indigenous youth to attend Take Action Camp; providing them with the opportunity to gain leadership skills and inspiration to return home and take action on an issue they are passionate about. Lift up and pay it forward.

Please donate, share, and follow along on this adventure….it’s going to be quite the ride!!  

The adventure begins.

The adventure begins.

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Climbing in storm/hail conditions...just before encountering grizzly.  Too busy peddling to capture grizzly.

Climbing in storm/hail conditions...just before encountering grizzly.  Too busy peddling to capture grizzly.

First flat

First flat

To contact Anne for an interview email amj.thomas@icloud.com  or call Brent MacGillis at 613-860-4444 ext 222