We are about two and a half days from the start of this thing, and getting pretty fired up to launch. A little bit tired of all the preparations and ready for it to just start already.
BUT I got reminded of an amazing event that is also just about to start, happening next week down on the central coast of BC. Friends from Quest University Canada have organized the Great Bear Rainforest Youth Paddle: a circumnavigation of Gil Island for the community of Hartley Bay. “This canoe journey (June 8-15, 2012) will contribute to raise awareness about the Great Bear Rainforest and the threats from the Enbridge pipeline project. The journey will also focus on giving youth a voice in this battle to protect their lands and water and would promote the stewardship in individuals.” -http://www.gbryouthpaddle.org/
Unfortunately we will be a bit too far north next week to be able to join them on this project. It would have been the perfect occasion for our film project and would have been a ton of fun to document. I guess the least we can do is to spread the word and wish them the best. Good luck friends!