Welcoming Immigrants via Outdoor Rec Programs
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28 Lennox St
In 2010, Adrienne Blattel developed a program through an inner-city community centre in Montreal to bring together newly-arrived immigrants and other Montrealers through outdoor recreation. During this presentation, Adrienne will outline how activities are run to foster integration and intercultural understanding, which types of outings have worked well, lessons learned and ideas for the future.Adrienne Blattel started up an Intercultural Outdoor Recreation Program in 2010, through a local community centre, with the goal of bringing together Montrealers from near and far through outdoor activities. Adrienne originally hails from Ottawa, where she developed a taste for paddling, cross-country skiing, camping and more. During her time spent in France, Montenegro and Montreal, she learned first hand how outdoor recreation can help people settle in, and was inspired to start this program in Montreal. Adrienne has a Masters in Environmental Studies from York University.
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