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Katimavik alumni organize a get-together

On March 29, exactly 2 years after the federal government decided to end its funding commitment to Katimavik, alumni will be meeting in Vancouver and Montreal to show support towards the organisation, and to celebrate the positive influence the program has had on their lives. 

"Even if the program lost its funding from the government, the values of Katimavik keep on living inside of us. Every day, I use something I've learned during Katimavik", claims Isabel Gariépy, Montreal alumni chapter leader and organizer of the Montreal event. "I really hope that other people will have the opportunity to live this amazing meeting place that has brought together over 35 000 Canadians and 2000 communities over the years", she adds.

For more details on the events:

Alumni gathering in Montreal
Saturday, March 29, 6:30 p.m. - 21:30 p.m.
Location: Union française de Montréal building
Address: 429, Viger street East, Montreal

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Let’s show our colours on January 27th!

Two alumnae have launched the idea on social networks to have a National "Show your Katimacolours" Day happening on Monday January 27th.

Are you ready to see a green and orange wave crossing Canada? Because we are! Check out their Facebook page and join the event!

Here is a challenge from our alumnae: get a picture going about your daily activites in your Katimacolours. Could be funny or serious, so long as it's in the Katimaspirit! Share it on Twitter with the hashtags #Katimacolours or #Katimacouleurs and on Katimavik Facebook page.  

Some alumni also decided to get together for this event in Montreal, Ottawa and Rimouski. More details about these gatherings can be found on the Facebook page of the event. 

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Meet our new eco-interns!

Welcome and good luck to Amira (Partenariat Jeunesse pour le développement durable), Brigitte (Sentier Urbain), Aché (C-Vert), Anna (ENvironnement JEUnesse) and Maya (GRIP-UQAM). These 5 young professionals will be doing volunteer work for their community partner during the next 3 months. They will also be working on a collective project that will be addressing an environmental issue within the community. 

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The VIP pilot project is completed

The Katimavik volunteers from the VIP pilot project in Peterborough (ON) completed their 4-month program a few days before Christmas. 

"It was tough, fun, enduring. The whole experience made me a better person." - Elijah

"Katimavik was very informative and productive. I feel more knowledgeable, and more confident." - Amber

We wish them the best of luck!

The mission of this program is to provide opportunities for youth at risk to develop their autonomy and independance. It will be pausing for the next few months but we are looking for a new cohort to start in August 2014. 

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