I just wanted to share that Roadtrip with Reason was featured in the Sheridan Sun last week! It feels pretty nice to receive some support from my ol' educational stompin' grounds.
I have typed up the article for you to read (Is that dorky?! My scanner was broken!)..... enjoy!!!
Happy trails & travels,
-- Becky xo
Sheridan graduate Becky Conlon will hit the open road and go on a road trip across Canada next year, but this isn't your ordinary road trip. This one has purpose.
"Roadtrip with Reason is a three-month journey that I will be taking across Canada to volunteer with not-for-profit organizations in every province and territory," said Conlon, 23, who just recently graduated from the corporate communications program at Sheridan.
Not-for-profit groups are something that Conlon is very passionate about and she's embarking on this road trip in order to bring them more exposure.
"I am very passionate about not-for-profit organizations and think there are various ones across Canada that are in need of some helping hands," said Conlon. "I decided to plan an adventure around volunteering with these organizations, in hopes of drawing some exposue to them, as well as the general importance the organizations play in communities across Canada."
Conlon plans to work with groups in many areas of interest while on her trip.
"I am hoping to work with many different kinds of organizations - environmental, social issues, arts and culture, health... because I want to expose Canada to all the various issues that are being dealt with in the communities. I also am going to strive to work with the smaller action-oriented organizations, rather than the really established ones," said Conlon.
Conlon plans on hitting every province and territory on her trip starting from Newfoundland and Labrador, and ending in Nunavut.
"It might be a difficult achievement especially because there are no roads into Nunavut at this time, but I will find a way," said Conlon.
The road trip is still in the planning stages but, if all goes well, Conlon plans on starting the trip by August. Funding is an important process.
"At this time, I am looking at various options to obtain funding. Unfortunately, because I am an individual, I am not eligible for many government grants. I will be looking into the potential of sponsorships, fundraising and personal financing," said Conlon.
Conlon is doing this trip alone but invvited anyone who is interested to come along.
"I have been planning this trip for myself, but I am inviting Canadians to hit the road with me for a few days at a time. I want to be able to share this with as many interested people as possible," she said.
Conlon will keep track of her journey through blog posts, on her website, www.roadtripwithreason.ca, and through various social media such as Facebook and Twitter.
"I will be volunteering a few days of my time with each organization, and will film my experience with them - as well as gather footage of the leaders/volunteers of the organization. I will then create a 'profile' of the organization and post a weekly one on my website for the 'Friday Feature'," says Conlon. For more info visit: www.roadtripwithreason.ca