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The Life of a Camp Counsellor in Training

For six years, nearly every summer, I’ve disconnected from the outside world and escaped to my second home at Ryde Lake Camp – an all-girls camp located in Muskoka. However, returning to the camp this year was a little bit different. This year, I was preparing to become a camp counsellor. As I entered the […]

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5 Simple Things You Can Do To Be Productive During Summer Without Even Knowing It

Summer is one of those little times during the year where you finally uncover bliss through pure relaxation. However, it’s also one of the times during the year where you can lose so much learning experience. It’s one of those things you never stop doing, and in my opinion summer is the best time to […]

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A Summer Poem That Will Make You Never Want To Stay Inside Ever Again

The heart of A perfect summer day Pumping joy into vessels of young love, the sun glows upon the frisky park With striking colors of green, lovers sit adoringly trying not to make a scene As the warm sun soaks into your skin

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Alisha Martins; Life After High School Panelist

Alisha Martins, a panelist on our Life After High School event helps bring some of her internal wisdom to the table when speaking about her life’s struggles and how she’s reached where she is now. Although each one of the panelists don’t know each other, they still seem to say the same message and that is, Be […]

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Curiouser And Curiouser; Fidget Spinners

Us as teens are drawn to the most trivial things that come out. Since the dawn of time, something that possibly drives this state of avidity isn’t envy, but its curiosity.   What’s my point? Transitioning from age to age isn’t fun. However, something that makes it worth our while, and always did were the […]

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Community Garden Update

Community Garden Update June 8th marked the very first Gap-Gen expedition to the community garden   in East Gwillimbury. It was a particularly sunny and dry day, despite having rained the day before, making for a surprisingly tough workout. Amidst a plethora of mosquitoes, the team was met with the beginnings of a garden and got to […]

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Gap- Gen Presents The One And Only… Marny Florence

  When we hear of people who have become successful in their own ways, although it lingers in the back of our minds, we still rarely think about the struggles that have helped to build that foundation to bring them to that satisfaction with being who they are. Marny Florence, a living, breathing, walking representation […]

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Life After High School 2017 Recap

On June 2nd, 2017, a group of passionate panelists and youth volunteers came together to put on the 2nd annual Life After High School panel. The tables and chairs were set, the raffle prizes and swag bags were readied, and everyone took their places as the doors first opened. The evening started off with panelists […]

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Mindful Breathing: A Post-Panel Yoga Workshop Experience

On June 8, 2017, Gap-Gen held its very first post-panel summer workshop at Joy Tween Spa in Aurora. Heather Skoll, Creative Director of LifeNotes Wisdom  and a certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher facilitated “Breathe In Breathe Out”: A Yoga Workshop for Youth. In this workshop, participants learned how to connect their mind and body through yoga […]

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What I Learned from Running Environmental Twister at the York Children’s Water Festival

The 19th Annual York Children’s Water Festival took place from May 15, 2017 to May 19, 2017. For the past 19 years, the York Children’s Water Festival has invited 4th Grade students from all over York Region to learn about water conservation, protection, and stewardship, as well as different water-related environmental issues. The festival featured […]

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