• 2012 Success Story

    Going Beyond Miles in 2012...for youth development

    The Beyond Miles Charitable Pooling program helped the Rotary Athabasca Youth Development Association raise funds and go beyond in supporting youth in many ways in 2012. Two Athabasca youth enjoyed remarkable learning experiences in the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Program, and another was... Read more »

  • I’ve discovered who I am on these trips

      “Volunteering abroad is an amazing, cultivating and beautiful experience that has taught me the meaning of humanity. It is not just about helping others but also about being taught to help and to live. I’ve discovered who I am on these trips thanks to some amazing... Read more »

  • Adam Pennell in China

    It was absolutely amazing, and I have nothing but glowing reviews

      Adam Pennell, student at the Faculty of Law - Common Law Section, and other uOttawa students travelled to China traveled to Beijing in late June 2012 to volunteer in the Tshinghua English Summer Camp. After a brief onsite orientation session, he began his volunteer work. His days... Read more »

  • We were able to hold our 4th G(irls)20 Summit with your help

    With the assistance of Aeroplan and our contributors we were able to hold our 4th G(irls)20 Summit.  The Summit focused on the need to economically empower girls and women around the world.  The Communique was presented to the Russian Sherpa who committed to sharing it  with... Read more »

  • Fantastic fin whale!!!

    We had our first fin whale sighting in Johnstone Strait yesterday!

    We had our first fin whale sighting in Johnstone Strait yesterday!  Our province-wide surveys estimated about 500 fin whales in BC continental shelf waters, but they're mainly on the north coast and far offshore.  We'd never seen one in the inshore waters off Vancouver... Read more »

  • A letter from Russia

    Your Aeroplan Miles helped bring Evan Home

    April 28, 2012 Hello from Russia Everyone! This has been the journey of our lives to date. We are both exhausted in every way imaginable, and thrilled at the same time. After not sleeping for three days we finally arrived in Russia where we were met by our terrific driver Roman. It`s... Read more »

  • whales don't know when they are crossing international boundaries

    I've just returned from an exhausting two weeks of meetings of the Scientific Committee of the International Whaling Commission.  This year, the meeting was held in Panama, but it's not what you think.  It wasn't a tropical getaway.  The meetings were 12 hours a... Read more »