Les Versants: ReliefAid’s Mike Seawright chats to Anton Frima and Annie Brongel about running the Bromont Ultra to raise money for Ukraine.


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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