Monday, March 27, 2017

Bounder's Log: Bilal

During the summer between his last year of high school in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and his first year at University of Guelph in Ontario, Bilal and 29 of his fellow Loran Scholars had the opportunity to participate in an Outward Bound Canada expedition to Algonquin Provincial Park. This expedition provided them with an opportunity to test their physical limits, work productively in teams and build a shared sense of identity before dispersing across Canada to begin their first term at university.

“If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn’t change you”

"That was one of the many motivational quotes that Christopher Falcioni, our instructor, shouted aloud. My experience with Outward Bound was phenomenal. From the nights that we spent laughing together around the fire on the lakeshore to the relaxing paddling above the clear water of Algonquin park I can say this experience was an adventure for the books. 

I attended Outward Bound Canada at Algonquin Park with a group of fellow Loran Scholars. We participated in a 24-hour solo day, canoed, and portaged throughout the beautiful park, cooked delicious food, participated in different activities throughout our trip, played sports, and created unforgettable chants for our team 'TeamLIT'! 

One of the most memorable days was our first one. Most of the team members faced a lot of difficulties canoeing. We were all beginners, it was raining heavily, and everyone was exhausted. We arrived at our camping spot late, but with the help of our amazing instructors we still managed to set up the tents and tarps, learn how to make knots and had the worst macaroni dish for dinner. Although it was dry and salty we managed to eat every bit of the macaroni. It was a challenging night. From this challenge, we learned how to be patient and finish what we start. We had a goal to reach. We all knew if we didn’t canoe the destination that was set by the team leaders would be forced to canoe in the dark, so we had to work as a team to achieve this goal, and at the end of the day we all celebrated together for achieving the goal we set. It was a great feeling! An unforgettable one. Our second day was amazing! The sun was shining bright and a beautiful rainbow from the horizon shined towards us during breakfast. The view was worth the challenges we faced on the first day. It showed us how hard work gets you great places. Places you’d never see if you give up too early.  

From this experience, I learned how to be patient, work as a team player to survive, become a leader, take responsibilities of all my actions, and be honest. Those are skills I use in my everyday life as a university student. This Outward Bound Canada experience was so impactful to me because it taught me a lot about myself. It showed me that nothing is impossible to achieve. With motivation and hard work, you can get to wherever you want. It showed me that I am capable of doing more than what I thought is possible. 
This experience made me a stronger version of myself. Outward Bound Canada is a great program for those who are trying to discover themselves and become stronger physically and mentally. To every person that is considering participating in Outward Bound Canada, I encourage you to do so. From this experience, I’ve built lifelong friends and unforgettable memories.

To every person that is considering to participate in Outward Bound Canada, I encourage you to do so. From this experience, I’ve built lifetime friends and unforgettable memories. Trust the process. The Outward Bound Canada programs challenge an individual to show them their potentials and make this individual stronger. This experience was amazing! It’s an unforgettable experience."

Watch Bilal’s video of his Loran Scholars expedition.


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