The founder of the humanitarian organisation ReliefAid, Mike Seawright, was in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville catching up with runners Anton Frima and Annie Brongel. All three are committed to helping the Ukrainian population through the Bromont Ultra race in October.
The first 100-mile trail race in Quebec, the Bromont Ultra aims to test the limits of what is possible, both physically and mentally. Annie, from Saint-Basile-le-Grand, added an additional challenge to the performance, that of helping the Ukrainian people, a country she has family ties to; “My father’s parents were from Kyiv. When I was little, my grandmother came to Canada because all her brothers had died in the war. I have very good memories of the Ukrainian dishes she prepared for me”. Annie, a physiotherapist at the Kinatex in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, is training to run the 80 km race in October to support ReliefAid.
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