Last April, I finished my studies in mechanical engineering at the École de technologie supérieure.
I am a passionate person by nature who does nothing in half measures. I once founded a chef-at- home company in the Montreal area with one of my friends.
Being an adventurous person, I decided to bike across Canada in order to raise money for Leucan, a Québec-based organization committed to helping cancer-stricken children and their families. My determination and perseverance are key assets in achieving this goal. Nothing will deter me in achieving my goal!
Throughout my studies, I dreamed of heading out on an adventure. Over the years, many ideas have flowed: backpacking through Europe, motorcycling through North America or even the Mongol Rally. I finally opted for a trip just as exciting, a cross-Canada cycling adventure!
Looking back, I think that my sense of adventure comes from cycling trips with my family as a youngster. One year, my parents took my little sisters and me to tour the Lac-Saint- Jean area on our bikes. The following year, we made a return trip between Chambly and Burlington. Both trips were relatively bold, given how young we were at the time. I was then 11 years old, while my sisters were aged 9 and 7. Those trips made me realize that what makes us truly proud are the efforts we put forth in order to achieve our goals.
This is more than just a sightseeing trip. I want to push my physical limits, clearly, but I want to push my mental limits even more. Going through the prairies, among other things, requires a lot of determination. A road that seems endless and endless fields as the only scenery for several days will be challenging.
The start of this journey of more than 8,000 kilometers took place on May 18, 2016 and the voyage is slated to end 3 to 4 months later, depending on temperature and new friendship I may make along the way. I left Saint-Lambert- de-Lauzon, Québec and headed East to St. John's in Newfoundland. Once there, I will fly to Victoria, British Columbia and return to my starting point. Click here for details on my route.
From the very first moments, I wanted to give meaning to this trip by raising funds for a charitable organization. I quickly developed an interest for Leucan. In March 2015, I participated in the Leucan 12-Hour Ski Challenge with a team from Mauricie-Centre-du- Québec. At this event, I met a dedicated and passionate team. The energy on this day was contagious and I was quickly taken by this cause. Family is what I value most, and to see children and their families struggle with a disease like cancer touches me deeply.
In the province of Québec, there are nearly 300 kids each year who are diagnosed with or have a recurrence of juvenile cancer. Each of these occurrences upsets many lives.
Leucan helps children with cancer and their families in many ways and has been doing so for over 35 years. They make a big difference in their lives!
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