Beaverbrook Vimy Prize Blog – 21 August 2017

Saying our goodbyes, including Franky, our trusty bus driver the last two weeks!
Credit: Hanna Smyth, Vimy Foundation 2017.

After 13 informative and incredible days, our BVP2017 students said their goodbyes and departed for home early this morning. Paul was seen off at the metro for his return to Boulogne and Lala was accompanied to the Gare-du-Nord for her homebound train to Sutton. The Canadian participants and chaperones bid their bus driver Franky farewell at Charles De Gaulle airport and boarded their plane to Toronto. The Vimy Foundation would like to thank our chaperone team and everyone who helped to make the 2017 Beaverbrook Vimy Prize program and incredible experience for our 16 newly minted Beaverbrook Vimy Prize alumni. For the last blog entry of BVP2017, we asked our new alumni to describe the program in one word. Here is what they said:

(Please note: the students blog in their language of preference)

Moving

Lala Israfilova, Carshalton, Sutton, United Kingdom

Hors-du-commune

-Paul Toquebouef, Boulogne, France

Life-changing

-Claire Belliveau, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Bridging

-Katy Whitfield, Toronto, Ontario

Inspiring

-Evan Kanter, Toronto, Ontario

Connecting

-Abbey Garrett, Conception Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador

Motivating

-Cecilia Kim, Surrey, British Columbia

Loving

-Maddy Burgess, Bow Island, Alberta

Magical

-Ariadne Douglas, Prince George, British Columbia

Empowering

-Enshia Li, Richmond Hill, Ontario

Thought-provoking

-Hanna Smyth, Richmond, British Columbia 

Enlightening

-David Alexander, Pointe-Claire, Quebec

Real

-Alisia Pan, North York, Ontario

Educational

-Patricia Kennedy, Fredericton, New Brunswick

Surprising

-Rachel Collishaw, Ottawa, Ontario

Le temps

-Yaman Awad, Anjou, Quebec

Learning

-Thomas Littlewood, Ottawa, Ontario

Significant

-Eric Jose, Oshawa, Ontario

Brilliant

-Cole Oien, Calgary, Alberta

Perspective

-Daniel Schindel, Surrey, British Columbia