The volunteer group was fantastic, and the tiny village whose municipal buildings we were helping to renovate was full of welcoming hosts. The level of community engagement was quite high, because of the small population of the town, so we spent several days working closely with the mayor, and other community officials, on manual/construction-type projects. We were also able to engage the local childrens' summer camp in some games. Most of all, though, the group leader made every effort to facilitate visits to surrounding cultural, historic, and natural sites, as well as almost nightly trips to swim in the Saint-Laurent. I was thoroughly impressed by his patience and sustained optimistic attitude throughout the entire project.