Mount Everest Expedition Launch
24 January 2007
Meagan conducted a Special Presentation at Science North, on Wednesday, 24 January 2007, 1930hrs, Inco Cavern
Many joined Meagan McGrath as she recounted her adventures from climbing six of the seven Continental Summits. She also tempted audiences with a bit of insight into her preparations for her 7th summit attempt in Spring 2007 - Mount Everest!!!
Thank you to all who attended!
25 January 2007
Meagan McGrath has been featured in "The Sudbury Star", on Thursday, 25 January 2007.
Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School
15 February 2007
Meagan visited Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School! Meagan visited her alma mater, Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School, and made a presentation to the students. She was overwhelmed by the amazing support shown from the students of this fine school.
The interest and curiosity shown by Lo-Ellen students was impressive! There is a remarkable interest in this expedition by the students of Lo-Ellen, a school is known for its excellence in academics and its athletics! No doubt many of the students of LEP will go on to reach the summits of their own capabilities!
A huge "Thank You!" goes out to LEP!
9 February 2007
Meagan McGrath Gave a Workplace Presentation.
Meagan McGrath described how she ventured to "The Continent" - a vast land of ice and snow. She briefly went over her previous adventures, and then moved on to describe what it was like to venture to one of the most desolate places on the planet. There were beautiful views, and stories of adventure!
Algonquin Road Public School
15 February 2007
Meagan visited Algonquin Road Public School !
Meagan visited her alma mater, Algonquin Road Public School, and made a presentation to the whole school. She was overwhelmed by the amazing support shown from the students of this fine school.
The effort that Algonquin has put into helping Meagan achieve her dream has been extraordinary! They have truly shown that the capabilities of young students are unlimited! Meagan came away from her visit at Algonquin with a huge burst of inspiration to reach the top of the world - Thanks to the students at Algonquin!
A huge "Thank You!" goes out to Algonquin!
International Woman's Day
8 March 2007
Meagan was a Keynote Speaker at IWD Events at NDHQ! Meagan was invited to be a keynote speaker at the National Defence Headquarters International Woman's Day events. It was a wonderful opportunity to share her story of making a dream a reality.
Ontario Science Centre
23 September 2007
Meagan spoke at the Ontario Science Centre, in Toronto, Ontario. Following a viewing of the popular Imax film "EVEREST", Meagan McGrath shared the experiences of her expedition to Mount Everest during April and May 2007.
"Award of Distinction"
20 June 2007
The City of Greater Sudbury recognizes Meagan's achievement with an "Award of Distinction". "This is quite an honour, and I'm very grateful to the City for the award. I would like to thank all Sudburians for their amazing support and belief in my ability to achieve this goal. Thank you!"
Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Technology and Engineering
5 July 2007
Meagan conducted a presentation at the Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Technology and Engineering (at CFB Borden). Meagan shared the experiences of her expedition to Mount Everest during April and May 2007.
19 / 20 June 2007
Meagan McGrath shared her experiences of her expedition to Mount Everest with a captivated audience at Science North, in Sudbury, Ontario. It was the expedition of a lifetime! She recounted her feelings of first seeing the mountain that has always been in her imagination, and the adventure of climbing upon the slopes of the world's tallest mountain - Mount Everest!
Thank you for the Media Coverage!
April and May 2007
The Sudbury Star, CTV television (Sudbury), and CBC Radio provided wonderful coverage of Meagan McGrath's Everest Expedition! Thank you for the amazing and full coverage of my expedition, and enabling me to share the expedition with all Sudburians!
Success on Mount Everest!
21 May 2007
What an fun trip! It was a brilliant time - with great people, beautiful scenery, great workouts, wonderful laughter and surprisingly great food!
People ask if I would do it again, and I absolutely would - in half a heartbeat! If this is what it feels like to achieve your dreams, then Everyone! Go for it! The feeling is amazing!
I'm done resting now, and I have begun training for my next adventure - participating in the Marathon des Sables in Morocco - but I'll get into that a little later!
Until then folks - start taking those small steps to achieve your greatest personal challenge - it is one of the most rewarding things you can do for yourself - seriously.
I invite you to continue to visit this site, as I will continue to pursue fun adventures, and I will provide updates here!
A very huge Thank You to Science North, for bringing this expedition to everyone!
Explorer's Club - Chapter Citation of Merit
26 September 2007
On 26 September 2007, at The Explorer's Club Canadian Chapter Event in Toronto, and Jason Schoonover's book launch ("Adventurous Dreams, Adventurous Lives"), Meagan was suprised by the unexpected honour of a Chapter Citation of Merit for her courage and humanity on Everest.
Canadian Forces Aerospace Warfare Centre - Ottawa Detachment
25 September 2007
Meagan spoke to Canadian Forces Aerospace Warfare Centre - Ottawa Detachment in Ottawa, Ontario. Meagan McGrath shared with her co-workers, the experiences of her expedition to Mount Everest during April and May 2007.
28 September 2007
Meagan spoke at Cambrian College, in Sudbury, Ontario. Meagan spoke with a message of respect for others - and donating time and capability whenever you are able.
Sudbury Chapter of the Business and Professional Women's Association
27 September 2007
Meagan attended the Sudbury Chapter of the Business and Professional Women's Association Entrepeneurship Awards. Meagan was recognized and honoured with the International Leadership Award as an international achiever in both planning and execution of global adventures.
Ottawa Women's Business Network -
Annual General Meeting
16 October 2007
Meagan was the Keynote Speaker at the Ottawa Women's Business Network, Annual General Meeting, in Ottawa. Meagan shared her climbing experiences, and the journey that took her to the top of the world!
Communications Research Council
4 October 2007
Meagan spoke at the Communications Research Council, in Ottawa, Ontario. Meagan spoke of her climbing experience on Mount Everest.
Charity Event for CHEO
26 October 2007
Meagan spoke at the charity event, "An Evening on Mount Everest" for Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Foundation, at Camp Fortune, in Chelsea, Quebec, on Friday, 26 October 2007. She spoke with other Everest climbers, Jean Ricard and JF Carrey. This was Jean's night, as he continued to raise funds for two (2) incubators for CHEO. Congratulations Jean!
National Conference on Women in Engineering
11 November 2007
Meagan conducted a presentation at the National Conference on Women in Engineering, at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario
Ottawa Running Room
2 November 2007
Meagan spoke to runner's who run with the Ottawa Running Room.
Canadian Forces Mapping and Charting Establishment
2 November 2007
Meagan spoke at the Canadian Forces Mapping and Charting Establishment in Ottawa.
Industry Canada - Young Professionals Conference
1 November 2007
Meagan spoke at the Industry Canada- Young Professionals Conference, in Ottawa.
1 November 2007
Some really special news out of Nepal. On 1 November 2007, Meagan is to be recognized by the Nepal Mountaineering Association for her involvement in the rescue of a young Nepalese climber.
"Thank you for this very prestigious honour. I wish in my heart of hearts that I could attend the ceremony, and I am making every effort to visit Nepal shortly, so that I can thank Mr Ang Tshering in person. In addition to accepting this award, it would have been a memorable experience to meet Miss Hawley. I congratualate her on her award. She is truly an icon in Himalayan mountaineering."
Canadian Air Division Headquarters
6 November 2007
Meagan conducted two presentations, as part of the Professional Development / Motivational Speaking series at the Canadian Air Division Headquarters (at CFB Winnipeg).
Royal Military College of Canada
14 November 2007
Meagan spoke at her alma mater, The Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario. It was great to be back! Go RMC!
Canadian Forces Sports Hall of Fame
17 November 2007
Meagan was inducted into the prestigious Canadian Forces Sports Hall of Fame. This is a very special honour that has been bestowed among very few CF members. "I am extremely grateful, and feel very honoured by this recognition from my athletic peers, and from the CF." It was an amazing night, filled with stories, reunions, and meeting many new and wonderful people - a night that will be remembered for a long time to come.