Results of the 2018–2019 Aeroplan campaign
This year, our Aeroplan campaign was held from December 12, 2018 to February 9, 2019, at the Michaëlle Jean Centre for Global and Community Engagement. In total, we successfully raised 33,710 Aeroplan Miles! We would like to thank the uOGlobal certification program, the Aeroplan pooling campaign ambassador – Gwen Madiba, the uOttawa Alumni Office, and all the Aeroplan Miles contributors.
With the Aeroplan Miles raised, we were able to purchase a flight ticket for student Edith Kabeza. She is a 3rd year student in the Joint Honours in Philosophy and in Political Science Bachelor in the Faculty of Social Sciences. Edith will be using her ticket for her humanitarian trip to Costa Rica this spring with IVHQ! She will contribute to a project that aims to increase access to care and education for people with special needs in Costa Rica. We wish the best of success to Edith in her project, and especially to have fun engaging with a community at the international level!
By: Catherine Lemay
Results of the 2017–2018 Aeroplan campaign
The 2017–2018 Aeroplan campaign allowed us to collect enough Aeroplan Miles to help two students with their overseas travel in summer 2018.
Thanks to donations of Aeroplan Miles, Ouatina Bamba of the Faculty of Education left for Cote d’Ivoire this summer to take part in an educational and tutoring project for children aged 6 to 16 from disadvantaged backgrounds in the working-class and poor neighbourhoods of Abidjan. He provided support to a local organization, GEEAD-CI [TR: Student Group of the Assemblies of GOD of Côte d’Ivoire], which holds remedial and upgrading courses during school holidays and examination periods. The goal of these courses was to halt the current trend of youth dropping out of school early, improve students’ academic performance and combat delinquency among youth.
Brigitte Lefebvre, a first-year student in the Honours BSc in Biomedical Sciences program, went to Togo this summer with the other members of the Gees-Gees women’s basketball team with Basket-Plus, a Canadian non-profit organization that provides Canadian sports teams with opportunities to get involved in the community. At the beginning of the 2017–2018 basketball season, Basket-Plus and the women’s basketball team launched a fundraising campaign with the goal of raising $12,000 to build a basketball court in a village in Togo. Brigitte, who has been involved in each of the fundraising activities in the campaign, and the other members of the women’s team inaugurated the new basketball court and held clinics with the Togolese youth in the local organization’s programs. The new court will also be home to an annual basketball tournament.
We would also like to thank our ambassadors of the 2017-2018 Aeroplan campaign, Pierre Dion and Catherine Martin.
If you’d like to donate your Aeroplan Miles, you don’t have to wait for our campaign—you can donate them any time!