MEC Outdoor Nation Launches To Inspire Young Canadians

MEC has launched a new initiative called Outdoor Nation which will let 450 Canadians, aged 18  to 27, take part over three inaugural weekend summits...

Facilitated in part by the MEC Outdoor Nation’s Leadership council, these delegates will be challenged to dream big, propose innovative programs and launch MEC-funded projects that address the barriers to getting young adults outside and active.

The top three projects at each summit (as voted on by delegates) will receive funding from MEC. With $30,000 in total project grants, MEC will help these committed young adults introduce new ideas, identify a generation of leaders and build community engagement. Summits and working sessions will be interspersed with outdoor activities, hands-on workshops and inspiring speakers.

“MEC has inspired and enabled Canadians to lead active outdoor lives for over forty years,” says MEC CEO David Labistour. “MEC Outdoor Nation addresses the need for a new generation of leaders who are committed to ensuring the outdoors can be experienced and enjoyed by all.”