Meet Bruno Guévremont
See how a Veteran’s journey to recovery started with a trip to the North Pole.
Bruno served in the Canadian Armed Forces for almost 15 years, including two tours in Afghanistan and one in Southeast Asia. The traumatic experiences Bruno endured took a toll on his mental health and, following his service, he was diagnosed with PTSD. Mentally, he missed the camaraderie of the military and was unsure of how to function in the civilian world on his own.
“True Patriot Love has opened the doors of opportunity for me. When I was first asked to go on the North Pole Expedition, I was uncertain of what to expect and where I was on my road to recovery. The Expedition, the struggles and the austere environment provided the right tools to help me deal with some of my toughest issues. Coupled with the unending care and willingness to help from every single business leader, it made this stage of my journey a complete success.”
– Bruno Guévremont, North Pole Expedition Participant
Bruno found a new camaraderie on the expedition in those who wanted to change the conversation about Veterans and help inspire change within their business communities. Post-expedition, Bruno participated in the TPL-funded Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur (POE) “Better in Business” bootcamp, which gave him the tools to open and operate his own CrossFit Gym in Victoria, BC.