Leave us a review on Go Overseas for your chance to win a $100 gift card!

Alumni, leave us your honest review on Go Overseas for the chance to win one of three giftcards! We’re looking for your tales from the road, your good and your bad. These reviews help potential future backpacktivists find us, and give us insight for the future!


  • Contest is open to alumni only – we want to hear about your real experiences on an OG program!
  • Submit your review for the region you travelled to here on Go Overseas by November 30th for the chance to win.
  • Leave your first and last name with your review so we can let you know if you’re a winner!
  • Three winners will be randomly selected and announced on December 5th right here on our blog and on the OG Alumni Network Facebook group.



We’re outdoor adventure junkies and know you are too. Whether it’s that sweet backpack you’ve been eyeing or a pair of sturdy hiking boots, we want to help you get going!

  • One $100 CAD gift certificate to MEC/REI
  • Two $50 CAD gift certificates to MEC/REI



Just one thing, really… by submitting your review, you’re giving Operation Groundswell permission to potentially quote you for testimonials and promotional materials. That’s it!

December 5th Update – Announcing the Winners!

A huge thank you to all of the backpacktivists who shared their reviews and experiences on Go Overseas! We gained so much insight, and hope that this will help more future backpacktivists get a sense of what we’re all about. Now we’re excited to announce the winners of our three gift cards…

$50 CAD gift card: Allie Dennis + Blair Nagel

$100 CAD gift card: Cat Achbach

Congratulations to the winners, we’ll reach out via email to discuss the details shortly! And thank you to everybody who participated – if you want to stay in the loop with other alumni initiatives, consider joining the OG Alumni Network on Facebook. See you there!