“Sports is a vehicle for human growth,” said Mackenzie Johnson, a student at Vanier Collegiate.
“Sport is amazing and it can do so much for communities. We want to be able to help,” added Makenzie Murdock, a fellow student. “We’re privileged in our community in sport and we wanted to help another community that may be less privileged but equally passionate about sports.”
Murdock and Johnson, along with Zachary Konopaki and Cole Allan, were the four high school students selected to represent Canada at the Doha GOALS (Gathering of All Leaders in Sports) Conference in Doha, Qatar. They were part of the delegation from Olympism4Humanity. At the conference, there were 400 students from 40 different countries.