LOVE Annual Leadership Camp 2022!

Our first return to Kinkora after years of the pandemic was nothing short of success and LOVE. This year’s camp, which was adapted to follow all health regulations, was held over three days and nevertheless hosted a plethora of events and activities. The youth participated in a talent show, in outdoor activities, a karaoke night and even saw a double rainbow!

Moreover, thanks to the support of POP Montreal, LOVE youth and staff were invited to participate in special artistic workshop led by Megan Kanerahtenha:wi Whyte (She/Her), who is an artist, art educator and art therapist from the Kanien’kehá:ka First Nation and Dayna Danger (They/Them), who is a 2Spirit/Queer Metis/Saulteaux/Polish visual artist who is currently based in Tio'tia:ke. The artwork, which will be featured in the upcoming POP Montreal festival, represents the relationship between humanity and nature and the need for compassion towards the environment, oneself, and others.She hosted a fantastic workshop and engaged our youth in an intentional artistic activity.

Coming back to camp after two years and seeing the youth’s faces light up with excitement reminded us of the impact of events like this one, that bring everyone together in a safe, understanding, and unifying environment. We are confident that all youth and staff created memories for a lifetime!