Photo comp: Megan Leung, Canada
Megan Leung
Award Level:
Favourite memory of the Award:
Getting the opportunity to volunteer at a Camp where I made lifelong friends, memories, and learned life saving skills.
Biggest challenge from doing the Award:
Being consistent with the things you do.
Tell us the story behind your photo:
I have never been an active person growing up. I was always playing the piano, or solving a Rubix cube in my room as a child. When I was introduced to the Duke of Edinburgh program, I took on the challenge to develop an active lifestyle, so I decided to start hiking. I hiked my first time in 2020 which was challenging because I have yet to gain enough muscle and adequate cardiovascular endurance to hike up a moderately challenging mountain. It took weeks of running on the treadmill, lifting weights, and grinding on the Stairmaster to prepare for the hike up Grouse Mountain, known as Mother Nature Stairmaster. I remember so vividly that I finished the hike in 42 minutes, while the average time to complete the hike was 2 hours. I was overjoyed. Ever since then, hiking is part of my weekly adventures. These was the most recent hike I've done at Joffre Lakes Provincial Park. I am so proud of myself and the progress I have made, and I cannot wait for more hiking adventures to come.
Award Role: