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Raising funds for “backpacktivism”

Deanna Valin will be travelling to Peru in March with “backpacktavist” organization Operation Groundswell, and working directly with local Indigenous people and NGOs. From left: Anthony Valin, Deanna, Imane Drissi, Carole and Rick Valin.

CALEB NICKERSON
SHAWVILLE Feb. 18, 2018
On Sunday afternoon, the community came together for a spaghetti dinner at Shawville United Church to raise money for a girl with local roots who's looking to make a positive change in the world.
Deanna Valin, is no stranger to volunteer trips. In 2011, she travelled to Costa Rica to work conserving turtles habitats. She also worked in orphanages and various other volunteer organizations in Asia during a year abroad.
“I want to preserve nature and animals, I have a passion for that,” she said, explaining that her newest adventure would take her to the South American country of Peru.

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