Spotlights and Sneak Peeks!

SOMETHING IS COMING…

Our newest virtual program is coming sooner than you think. Follow @campmanitouescapes on Instagram and stay tuned for exciting details coming soon… Can you guess what we have in the works???

STAFF SPOTLIGHT: GEORGE THOMSON

Our Eco-Adventure staff from across the pond, George Thomson recently wrote an article for Everyday Getaway about his impactful experiences as a Manitou staff member. This would have been George’s 4th summer as a part of our staff team. Please CLICK HERE to read his insightful words about why being a Manitou staff can broaden your horizons and be life changing!

SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT: DR. ORIUWA

We are very excited for our next fireside on July 16th where you will hear from several speakers about racism, prejudice and the Black experience in Canada and around the world. 

Our first speaker we want to spotlight is Dr. Chika Stacy Oriuwa. When she started medical school at the U of T four years ago, she was the only Black person in a class of over 250 students. She triumphantly graduated this June as the valedictorian. We will learn about Oriuwa overcoming the adversity she has encountered and the success of her advocacy, which resulted in 24 Black medical students being admitted to the university’s medical program for the class of 2024, which is the largest group in Canadian history. Stay tuned to learn more about our other fireside speakers who will help us to speak up on July 16th and make real change.
Prior to our next fireside, we are continuing to compile a list of resources for our Manitou community. We will continue to share more throughout the summer.

VIDEO/MOVIE
13th a full feature Netflix film available for free on YouTube
BOOKS
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (and movie!)
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds

THIS WEEK’S TIKTOK TREND!

After our first Manitou TikTok got over 3.6K views, there’s been a demand for more! We are finally back with a new post! CLICK HERE to see our director team take on the “Full House” challenge!

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