P.E.I.'s Dana Kenny to travel Northwest Passage as a Canada C3 Youth Ambassador

Charlottetown’s Dana Kenny is one of 33 young Canadians who will represent the country as youth ambassadors on a 150 day journey around the country, as part of Canada’s 150 celebrations.

Through Canada C3, organized by the Students on Ice Foundation, the students will travel by water from Toronto to Victoria, via the Northwest Passage.

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The trip will take 150 days, with 50 events planned along the way. (Canada C3/SOI Foundation)

“I’m thrilled to be serving as a Youth Ambassador for the Canada C3 expedition,” Kenny said in a video posted online.

“My hope is, honestly, that so many Canadians are able to take a second to recognize the collective learning experience that will be taking place across our nation.”

Canada C3

The youth ambassadors will travel on a former Canadian Coast Guard vessel — a 67 metre research icebreaker. (Canada C3/SOI Foundation)

‘This isn’t just a trip for those on the ship’

Anyone will be able to follow the journey online, and people can attend the 50 events scheduled along the way. The ship stops in Charlottetown on June 30.

“Remember that this isn’t just a trip for those on the ship, but it’s a journey for our entire country,” he said, encouraging people to share their thoughts and hopes for the trip via social media.

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