Youth Ambassadors

Youth Ambassadors are responsible for documenting their exchange through photos, videos and participant reflections. One participant per group is chosen to take on this leadership role. These ambassadors help us share everyone’s experiences during their exchange and helps us to develop and improve our youth exchange programs. At the end of the year the combined efforts of our Youth Ambassadors will be commemorated in a digital yearbook.  Want to become the youth ambassador of your group? Contact your teacher/group organizer!

Youth Ambassadors – January 2018


Viviane Desrochers

Sainte-Croix, QC

I’m a sporty girl who is passionate about piano and photography! I’m also very social!

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Andrea Vazquez-Vela

Whistler, BC

I am 12 years old. I was born in Mexico but now live in Whistler with my parents, my twin sister and my older brother. My favorite sport is gymnastics and I love to ski and dance. 


Maya Feldman

Vancouver, BC

I am in grade 7 at Sir James Douglas elementary. I love to do extra-curricular activities such as pottery, Pilates, soccer (during the season) and dance.  I have always had a passion for traveling whether it was with my family or by myself.


Christopher Roy

Vancouver, BC

I was born on September 13, 2005, in Vancouver. I have one sister called Katie, my father is called Tim and my mother is called Jade. I go to Lord Selkirk School in 7th grade and I’m going to Québec.


Youth Ambassadors – February 2018


Anika Fisher

Vancouver, BC

I’m very excited to go to Quebec, I love the cold and new experiences. I’m a very active person and is known for crafting and being clumsy. I have a very energetic dog and I love running with him down the hallway. 


Kally Campbell

Sparwood, BC

I am a 14 year old in grade 9 at Sparwood Secondary School. I enjoy art and playing sports such as volleyball, basketball and soccer. I am a member of our Student Council and Leadership/DSAC (District Student Advisory Council) program.


Maggie-Ray Colleran

Saltspring, BC

I am a 13 year old student at Salt Spring Island Middle School,  a player on the U16 soccer team, and part of the Tsunami Circus program at our school. I am an only child and I live with my mom, dad and my dog, Pippa. 


Vincent Perreault

Val d’Or, QC

I’m 14 years old (15 during the exchange) and I’m in grade 10. It’s the second time that I do this type of exchange.


Jean-Gabriel Poirier

L’Etang du Nord, QC

I’m 13 years old and I’m part of multiple groups like the Ranger junior Canadien, Canter la vie et my school’s student parliament. I’m someone who’s pretty active; I shoot arrows, I run, I walk, I play soccer and I used to be part of a circus.


Cailey Johnson

Saskatoon, SK

Twelve year old Cailey Johnson lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan with her mother and two brothers. Currently in Grade 7, Cailey has participated in French Immersion at Ecole Lakeview since Kindergarten. She enjoys Arts Ed, cheerleading, and dance. Cailey hopes to become a makeup chemist or a geologist.


Robin Marriott

Langley, BC

I’m 16 and I am the group ambassador for Langley Christian High School. I have always enjoyed adventure and exploring ever since I was a child. I am excited to expand my exploring to across my beautiful country this year. I am grateful that I get to share this opportunity with my lovely peers and I can’t wait to enrich myself in French-Canadian culture. 


Leah Nieuwstraten

Woodbridge, ON

I am 15 years old. I enjoy playing soccer and hockey and love music. I also enjoy learning about other cultures and languages. One of my favourite things to do is hang out with my friends and experience life with them.


Megan Hudson

Woodbridge, ON

I am 15 years old. I have 2 older brothers and enjoy music, baking, volleyball and learning other languages. I love spending time with friends and experiencing life through the eyes of other cultures.


Kaitlyn Edwards

Westlock, AB

I am 14 years and hold the honor of being the RF Staples 2018 exchange ambassador. 


Charlotte Cameron

Halifax, NS

I am a grade 9 student at Halifax independent school. I was born in Ottawa, Ontario and I moved to Nova Scotia when I was 6 years old. I enjoy art and drawing, reading, and dance.  I am very excited to be going on this trip to Drummondville, Quebec!! I am so happy to be able to practice my French in real live settings, in a French environment and I am very excited to learn more about Quebec, and French culture.


Léa Samson

Québec, QC

I love English, geography and history. I have a dog (Dooky) and a bunny (Ruby). I’m an only child so I consider them like my siblings. I really like playing video games, and taking and editing pictures and videos.


Liv Konetzka

Vancouver, BC

I’m 12 years old, I play ringette and I have two sisters Sydney and Taylor. I love to read and spend time with my family.


Youth Ambassadors – March 2018


Mikayla Klumpp

Midway, BC

I am soon turning 17 and I’m in grade 11, attending Boundary Central Secondary school. Some of my interests are reading and of course my pets. I’m also very interested in photography, it has become a big hobby for me.


Jill Stephens

Calgary, AB

I am a 14 year old competitive cross country skier from Calgary Alberta. I am in grade 9 at Rundle Academy.  I’m proud to be able to represent my Foothills Nordic Ski Club and Experiences Canada with the writing and photo skills I have learned at Rundle Academy.

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Dianna Hoeft

Duncan, BC

I am very social, love to go places for the experience, love to take photos, sing, and act, I also love food! I am 17 years old and in my last year of High school!

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Elisse Southam

Nelson, BC

I am an equestrian vaulter, I enjoy being around animals especially horses. I am an assistant Baker at Lucky Cupcakes. I am also a French immersion student at LV Rodger, and I am in 9th grade.


Arielle Ociones

Surrey, BC

I’m a 17-year-old leadership student and I’m currently attending Johnston Heights Secondary School in Surrey, British Columbia. I love to travel whether it’s domestic or international; exploration and adventure are my passion. I’d love to show others my experiences through pictures and witty captions on a multitude of social media platforms!


Youth Ambassadors – April 2018


Océane Gauthier-Marcotte

Drummondville, QC

I’m 15 years old and I’m a person that’s multi skilled. I love photography, writing, literature, etc. I speak french very well and I’m pretty fluent in english.


Evan Law

St-Pierre-Jolys, MB

I love taking pictures and videos in order to put them on social media. I play multiple sports and I love technology! I also love to do activities and talk to people. I’m social and reliable.


Catherine Nadeau

St-Michel de Bellechasse, QC

I’m 15 years old and I’ve always been someone who’s been driven. I had the chance to be part of the circus, I also danced, played the piano, did theatre, soccer, swimming and boxing. I’m also part of an acting agency, the agency Mode é Arto, and I even had the chance to be part of a shoot.


Alicia Chouinard

Drummondville, QC

I’m 13 years old and I’m in the music program. In this exchange, I’ll be taking he plane for the first time. I’ve always loved oral presentations and I’m someone who’s very social that’s not scared to speak in front of people.


Claudie Ladouceur-Côté

Grand-Sault, NB

I’m a student in grade 8 at Polyvalente Thomas-Albert . At school I’m very involved. I’m part of the soccer and volleyball team. I’m also part of a few commitees; technical, prom. Other than school, I’m also very involved in my community.


Gracie Carlaw

Edmonton, AB

I’m 14 years old. I’ve lived in Edmonton my whole life with my 4 younger siblings. I enjoy reading, musical theatre and the arts. I currently attend Victoria School of the Arts and I’m super excited to visit Quebec!


Alexandra Gagnon

Trois-Pistoles, QC

I’m 17 years old and this year I’ll get to participate in the exchange Vancouver-Trois-Pistoles, which will allow me to leave my small town to discover our beautiful country! I’m a person who’s very energetic, determined and involved: During activities including sports, school, trips and even events in my town, I’m never far! Thank you for giving us the chance to live this wonderful experience!


Julianne Tremblay

Beauceville, QC

I’m 14 years old. I swim and I dance competitively. I don’t have any siblings and I can play the piano. I also love to travel and I’m very excited to visit a new part of the country.


Cédrik Lesage

Trois-Rivières, QC

I’m 14 years old. I’m passionate about sports, music and video games. I love doing projects like creating video games. I love taking nice pictures and Photoshop them.


Karl St-Jean

St Bruno, QC

I’m 16 years old and my biggest passion is the theatre, what we can do with a script is incredible. I love to get involved as much as I can.


Florence Bernier

Québec, QC

I’m a student in grade 9 at Quebec High School. I’m 15 years old, I love to travel, and I love photography. I consider myself as an independent person with multiple leadership qualities. I also like to share my life on my social media platforms.


Youth Ambassadors – May 2018

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Océane Steward

St-Romuald, QC

I’m 11 years old, I love to read, I like to create projects and organize events. I’m energetic, driven and positive. I’ve been playing the piano and the violin for the last 7 years. I love to travel (I’ve been to Martinique, Morocco and France…) I love to take pictures and I’m in the photography committee at school.


Cassandre Fortin

St-Romuald, QC

I’m 13 years old and I’m a student in grade 7 at Juvénat Notre-Dame. I’m very happy to go on a bilingual exchange with Experiences Canada. I love to travel, read and I’m passionate about history.


Mikaëlle Simard

Alma, QC

I’m a 15-year-old student who loves music, writing and karate. I’m very energetic and happy. I’m also a leader that likes to be involved. Getting to know people is something that I love because I love to be around people. I would love to know our beautiful country and it’s better to start young!


Justin Choquette

Laval, QC

I’m 11 years old. One of my passions is computers. I also love photography. I like creating short stories for school and I also do video montage as a hobby.


Myles Norton

Lethbridge, AB

I’m 13 years old and I’m francophone! I’m a sporty student. I’m part of multiple clubs and cultural events at school and in my community.


Zia Lespérance

Baie-Comeau, QC

I’m in 8th grade and I’m 13 years old. My birthday is October 9th, 2004 and I live in Baie-Comeau. I love to read and learn. I also love to travel!


Soularia Young

Elmvale, ON

I am almost 16 years old and attend Elmvale District High School. In my free time I enjoy playing hockey and camping. I am really excited to get to participate in this exchange program and meet the community of Cambridge Bay. 


Youth Ambassadors – June 2018


Annabelle Aubert

Levis, QC

I love creating videos, photos montage, taking pictures and I love to write as well! One of my biggest passions is cooking and nutrition, my dream is to become a nutritionist.


Youth Ambassadors – July 2018


Marie-Soleil Lavoie

Baie-Saint-Paul, QC

My name is Marie-Soleil Lavoie and I’m 15 years old. I live in Baie-Saint-Paul and I have 2 big sisters. I love to read, I love sports, I like to take pictures of  landscapes and I love kids. I’d like to become an educator. After high school, I’d like to continue my studies in special education and I’d also like to travel the world.