Follow the Saskatchewanderer
The Saskatchewanderer is a joint initiative operated by four partners: the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport; the Ministry of the Economy; the Ministry of Agriculture; and Tourism Saskatchewan. Each year a competition is run, and the successful applicant is hired to tour the province, create blogs and videos, and share amazing Saskatchewan stories. This year's Saskatchewanderer is Ashlyn George.
Over the last five years, George has spent 24 months total travelling the globe. She has visited more than 300 cities in 37 countries. Along the way, she has gone skydiving and bungee jumping in New Zealand, volcano boarding in Nicaragua and shipwreck diving in the Philippines. She has trekked through the Amazon rainforest in Peru.
Travelling is her passion and she didn’t know if she’d ever find a job that could excite her enough to stop travelling for 12 consecutive months. That is, until her mother sent her a job ad for the Saskatchewanderer position. She knew she had to apply.
While in Madagascar, George shot and edited her application video, wrote a cover letter, proofread her resume and submitted all the necessary materials. Despite the nine-hour time difference, George showed up for her interview right on time—via Skype.
Although George was only a couple of months into a planned six-month trip to Africa, as soon as the job offer came through, she began the search for a flight home. George currently lives in Saskatoon and grew up on a farm near Leslie, Saskatchewan.
Follow Ashlyn's adventures via the Saskatchewanderer blog, plus these social channels:
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