Hi, my name is Lori-Ann Parr! I was placed in St. Catharines, Ontario and my work placement was at the YMCA Day Camp. I worked with lots of kids and learned many new things this summer. My host mom’s name was Cheryl and my host dad’s name was Brandon. They had 2 kids, 2 dogs, and 3 cats. My host buddy Chance and I really enjoyed staying with them in St. Catharines and did lots of activities together. We went to Marine Land and I was so scared to go on the sky screamer, but my host buddy and my host sister really encouraged me to go on it and I conquered my fears! Me and Chance also went to the beach many times and by the end of the summer I was super tan. I also cut my hair super short and I’m really excited to go back home and show my friends and family. However, although I’m going home very soon, I’ll really miss the kids at work and the other NYA participants. It’s been an amazing time and we’ve made such great memories this summer. I hope to see all of you again soon.