Home | About | Privacy | Careers | Hours | Search | Accessibility | Contact 
 
 
Click to Change Text Size  
 
Project North Web Banner 2018.jpg

Print Page

COMMUNITY INITIATIVES

 

Participant Bios

Amber Smith | Caitlin Wilson | Colin George | Dani-Rae RogersIsiah ThomasJenna Capes | Malcolm Vandevenne | Nick Parks | Shayla Greenbird | Tanisha Cottrelle | Wilson Chiasson Ali Shaw | Joe Cebulski | Keith Blackwell | Tony Jacobs

 

 

Amber Smith    
Amber Smith  

 Bio coming soon.

     

 

 

Caitlin Wilson    
Caitlin  

My name is Caitlin Wilson. I’m 14 years old and I’m from Petrolia, Ontario. I was interested in Project North because I wanted to get better at being a leader and putting myself out there. I like to travel and be active, so I’m very excited for the trip to Alberta! I’m also enjoying the project so far because I’m meeting new people and learning things about leadership.

     

 

 

 

Colin George    
Colin George  

 Bio coming soon.

     

 

 

 

Dani-Rae Rogers    
Dani-Rae Rogers  

My name is Danielle (Dani-Rae) Rogers. I am from Aamjiwnaang First Nations. I decided to sign up for Project North because I enjoy being a leader and a positive role model. This project gives me the opportunity to explore and use my skills as well as meet new people.

     

 

 

 

Isiah Thomas    
Dani-Rae Rogers  

I was born in Sarnia. I enjoy all kinds of things, like sports, hiking and exploring new places. I am caring, honest and respectful. I am always up for a challenge. I have been involved in volleyball, basketball and baseball. I am always happy and have joined Project North.

     

 

 

 

Jenna Capes    
Jenna Capes  

My name is Jenna Capes. I decided to sign up for Project North because I love being a leader and helping with kids. I would like to meet new people and I wanted to travel and explore Alberta.

     

 

 

 

Malcolm Vandevenne    
Malcolm Vandevenne  

I was born in Sarnia, in 2001. I was raised in Corunna before moving to Sarnia in 2015. That year I began volunteering at the YMCA. I have participated in the “Leaders of Tomorrow” camp to improve my leadership skills. I have played lacrosse on many teams including the Onidia Reserve team and also had the opportunity to play in the Dick’s Sporting Goods Tournament of Champions. I want to go on this trip because I want to learn more about the cultures in Ontario.

     

 

 

 

Nick Parks    
Nick Parks  

I was born in Sarnia, Ontario on June 15, 2000. I’m a grade 11 student at St. Patrick’s Catholic High School. I am the Prime Minister of the Fighting Irish Student Council as well as a member of the football, wrestling and rugby teams. I am a part of the Preschool and Youth department at the YMCA JMFC location and I love my job. I’m a hard worker, a team player and a natural born leader. I am Nick Parks and that is my story.

     

 

 

 

Shayla Greenbird    
Shayla Greenbird  

My name is Shayla Greenbird. I played basketball in elementary school for 5 years. I am from Sarnia, Ontario. I signed up for Project North to meet new people, to learn new things and to explore Alberta. I am a good person. I enjoy making people laugh and being a good role model for my nieces. I LOVE tacos!

     

 

 

 

Tanisha Cottrelle    
Tanisha Cottrelle  

My name is Tanisha. I’m from Sarnia. I chose Project North because I think it’s such a fantastic group to meet new people and get over fears. I’m hoping to become a positive role model, leader and hopefully get over my shyness. I’m pumped to go exploring the mountains in Alberta!

     

 

 

 

Wilson Chiasson    
Wilson Chiasson  

My name is Wilson, I enjoy helping my community and being a productive member of society. I have been immersed in other cultures. My favourite hobbies include playing the guitar and learning new languages and things. I’m from Watford and I go to Lambton County Collegiate Vocational Institute (LCCVI).

     

 

 

 

Ali Shaw    
Ali Shaw  

As a leader for Project North, I am excited for the opportunity to work with local teens to support their philanthropic and leadership development. Growing up in Chatham, and working in Sarnia-Lambton, I have supported the community through various recreational, therapeutic and educational programs. I am an outdoor enthusiast and look forward to sharing this amazing, experiential learning opportunity with the Project North team. 

     

 

 

 

Joe Cebulski    
Joe Cebulski  

I'm the Supervisor of the YMCA Leadership Challenge Centre, here at the YMCA Learning and Career Centre in Sarnia, ON. In this role I lead a team in facilitating a wide range of leadership development programs for people of all ages. The experiential adventure program provides groups and individuals an opportunity to participate in a series of activities involving mental, physical, and emotional challenges. Some of the centre's exciting youth projects have included international youth leadership initiatives Project Kenya, Project Guatemala and most recently, Project North. I have been extremely fortunate to work with amazing youth as a member of these teams.  I'm truly passionate about my work and always eager to get involved in the next great opportunity within the YMCA as well as the Sarnia-Lambton community.

     

 

 

 

Keith Blackwell    
Keith Blackwell  

I consider myself very fortunate to be once again working with youth of South Western Ontario.  Prior to Project North, I was fortunate enough to volunteer with the Project Guatemala experience.   I have very much enjoyed being connected to the community’s youth through these programs.  I look forward to watching and participating in the growth of their leadership skills. 

     

 

 

 

Tony Jacobs    
Dani-Rae Rogers  

Tony Jacobs is a Community Mentor with the Promoting Life-Skills in Aboriginal Youth (PLAY) Program at Right To Play.. Tony delivers his program in his home community, Aamjiwnaang. His passion for working with youth stems back to his days playing sports and having those positive mentors in his life.  Tony enjoys attending community events, meeting new people and exploring exciting opportunities.

     

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
  Goderich-Huron YMCA
 
 
 
Memberships
Pricing
Join the Y
Financial Assistance
Personal Training
Fall Program Schedules
Summer Program Schedules
What's Included?
Take a Virtual Tour
Membership Details
Child Minding
Programs & Services
Aquatics
Adult Fitness & Group Classes
Preschool & Youth Programs
Recreation
Child Minding
ReserveX Scheduling
Birthday Parties
Personal Training
Hockey Schools
Child Care
Benefits
YMCA Curriculum
Types of Care
Locations & Spaces Available
Video Tours
Pre-Register Online
Child Care Handbook
Camp
Summer Day Camps
PD Camps
Camp Henry
Financial Assistance
Pre-Register Online
Camp Details & Parent Handbook
Events & Media
Healthy Kids Day
Inspiring Women in Huron Awards
Celebration of Youth
Hometown Heroes Charity Hockey Game
YMCA CHOK Bridge Race
Calendar of Events
Monthly E-newsletters
Media Releases
Urgent Updates
Blog
Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
QUICK LINKS