The Peace Bus: promoting leadership and volunteering across Canada
It's a 40 day journey across Canada in a bus lovingly referred to as the Peace Bus. As the name suggests, the teenagers who join the trip promote peace as they travel from one province to the next. It's organized by CISV International, which aims to educate and inspire young people through volunteering and leadership.
When the Peace Bus stopped in Quebec City last week, CBC's Rachelle Solomon had the chance to find out more about the adventures ahead for the 12 young people travelling from Halifax to Victoria.
Rachelle sat down with group leader, 24-year-old Allison Splett. After graduating from McGill, she moved to Chicoutimi as part of the Katimavik program, and more recently to work as an English teacher in the Laurentians. That's where she met Peace Bus participant Cédric Néret. He's a 15-yearold from the town of Brébeuf, near Mont Tremblant.