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Encounters with Canada: Live the Experience – New promotional video
Encounters with Canada is very proud to announce the official launch of its new three-part promotional film. Encounters with Canada: Live the Experience provides an insider’s view of the unique and compelling adventure that embodies the Encounters’ experience for all who take part.
Follow a group of participants as they engage in typical activities during their week’s stay in Ottawa. Through the moving testimonials of young Canadians from across the country, as well as from teachers and staff, you will witness their personal stories, while they participate in a week that will mark the rest of their lives.
Filmed at the Terry Fox Canadian Youth Centre, as well as in and around Ottawa, it was produced in its entirety by Encounters’ Department of Communications. This informational and entertaining video is available on the Encounters’ website (ewc-rdc.ca) in the Promo section, and on DVD in both English and French.
Encounters with Canada: Live the Experience is actually three distinct films, exploring all aspects of the participant experience – from departure from home, arrival in Ottawa, participation in all aspects of the program, meeting the people who make the program happen, and living in the specially-designed youth centre, where the program takes place.
Segment 1: Me & My Luggage
Pre-departure preparation is important - reading the travel documentation, leaving family and friends for a week, and travelling alone, often for the first time, can be both exciting and daunting. View young teens arriving at Ottawa, and how they cope and adapt to change, as they discover that they are more autonomous than they ever imagined.
Segment 2: My Week in Ottawa
What do you do? How do things work? What to expect? This segment provides an overview of a participant’s week, plus answers many commonly asked questions. Watch participants as they take part in activities and visits around the Ottawa area. Witness the developing friendships and the amazing adventures they share together, but most of all, view participants discovering themselves!
Segment 3: Our Team – Our Centre
Countless people from across the land make the Encounters with Canada program the success it is, dedicating themselves to helping our country’s young people. Meet some of these individuals, who ensure the smooth running of the program. And see the centre where the program takes place - their teen-focused home-away-from-home, where more than 87,000 young Canadians have lived the Encounters with Canada experience.