2018 Graduates

Roman Chabot

Club: Rocky Rams

Years in JFW: 12

If I could relive any JFW experience, it would be: going dog sledding or all the fun at campouts.

Advice to pass on to younger JFW's: If you are in a group exercise, don't be afraid to share your ideas. Teamwork is key!!

Mathew Chuckrey

Club: Meadow Lake Woodlanders

Years in JFW: 9

If I could relive any JFW experience, it would be: National Camp 2014 at Greig Lake, SK

I never go to camp without: fire starters and extra socks

Advice to pass on to younger JFW's: Go to as many camps as possible. They are lots of fun most of the time.

Jackson Corry

Club: Tofield Snow Geese

Years in JFW: 8

If I could relive any JFW experience, it would be: bird banding at the Beaverhill Bird Observatory

I never go to camp without: my Mora knife

Advice to pass on to younger JFW's: Know what you want, regularly set goals to move you towards it, and work hard to achieve your goal.

Evan Fike

Club: Tofield Snow Geese

Years in JFW: 8

If I could relive any JFW experience, it would be: National Camp of 2009

I never go to camp without: my Mora knife

Advice to pass on to younger JFW's: Do everything that does not involve heights (unless you like heights then do that stuff as well)

Robert Hemsworth

Club: Edson Explorers

Years in JFW: 13

If I could relive any JFW, experience, it would be: National Camp

I never go to camp without: family

Advice to pass on to younger JFW's: Find your passion and stick with it.

Bryn Homeniuk

Club: Edmonton Windwalkers

Years in JFW: 9

If I could relive any JFW experience, it would be: ice climbing

I never go to camp without: sanity

Advice to pass on to younger JFW's: fire = friend

Mackenzie Howitt

Club: Red Deer Woodchucks

Years in JFW: 12

If I could relive any JFW experience, it would be: West Coast Trail 2016 with my fellow Challengers

I never go to camp without: My Blanket!

Advice to pass on to younger JFW's: The wardens are like a second family, be yourself and have fun with them!

Matt Jennings

Club: Calgary Bobcats

Years in JFW: 9

If I could relive any JFW exoerience, it would be: National Campout 2017

I never go to camp without: Mora knife

Advice to pass on to younger JFW's: always bring extra socks

Abby Lirondelle

Club: Red Deer Woodchucks

Years in JFW: 12

If I could relive any JFW experience, it would be: West Coast Trail hike 2016

I never go to camp without: my friends

Amber Mickelson

Club: Keephills White Whales

Years in JFW: 9

If I could relive any JFW experience, it would be: first Mt. Robson backpacking trip

I never go to camp without: my adventure pack and UNO

Advice to pass on to younger JFW's: Listen to your leader, take risks, try new things even if you’re scared you’ll regret it if you don’t .

Brian Mueller

Club: Calgary Sarcee

Years in JFW: 10

If I could relive any JFW experience, it would be: one of the Wapta ice fields trips

I never go to camp without: a headlamp

Advice to pass on to younger JFW's: Go on every trip you can and get exposed to as many different activities as you can.

Jacob Myers

Club: Keephills White Whales

Years in JFW: 10

If I could relive any JFW experience, it would be: skiing at Marmot and hiking at Mount Robson

I never go to camp without: flashlight

Josie Neider

Club: Glory Hills

Years in JFW: 15

If I could relive any JFW experience, it would be: Kayaking on the BC coast (2015)

I never go to camp without: first-aide kit

Advice to pass on to younger JFW's: Stay in JFW until you graduate, everything you learn will come in very handy

Ben Nitsche

Club: Tofield Snow Geese

Years in JFW: 11

If I could relive any JFW experience, it would be: Purcell Mountain Lodge and Costa Rica

I never go to camp without: folding shovel

Advice to pass on to younger JFW's: Go to as many camps as you can.

Devon Piekema

Club: Tofield Snow Geese

Years in JFW: 12

If I could relive any JFW experience, it would be: my first Outreach, skiing to Elizabeth Parker Hut

I never go to camp without: my headlamp!

Advice to pass on to younger JFW's: Stick with JFW, it is worth it!

Jordan Piekema

Club: Tofield Snow Geese

Years in JFW: 12

If I could relive any JFW experience, it would be: Telegraph Cove work experience trip

Advice to pass on to younger JFW's: Go to as many JFW events as you can.

Sasha Schneider

Club: Tofield Snow Geese

Years in JFW: 12

If I could relive any JFW experience, it would be: Maligne Lake canoe trip with Outreach

I never go to camp without: at least 6 pairs of socks

Advice to pass on to younger JFW's: Go to as many Outreaches or AC conferences that you can, it's always worth it.

Stephanie Sutton

Club: Red Deer Woodchucks

Years in JFW: 4

If I could relive any JFW, experience it would be: hiking the west coast trail

I never go to camp without: a camera to capture the memories

Advice to pass on to younger JFW's: Being a part of JFW is an amazing experience. When you don't believe in yourself, you have your group members behind you to push you to do your best. JFW is a second family that never gives up on you.