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Today I participated in the group flotilla from Swy-a-lana Lagoon to Newcastle Island in Nanaimo as a part of the BC Marine Trails and the Salish Sea Marine Trail Grand Opening! #SSMTGO Prior to stepping foot on Newcastle Island, about 150 paddlers were provided a ceremonious prayer and song as a part of the welcoming by the Snuneymuxw First Nation. More traditional song, dance and dress was provided before opening remarks were made… Read More

Many of us are deeply saddened by the loss of Twyla Roscovich, British Columbia and Vancouver Island based photographer, documentary filmmaker and conservationist. My most sincere condolences to your family and friends during this difficult time. May your life continue to serve as an inspiration to us all as I believe it shall. Thank you for all that you did during your time here with us. As a token to Twyla’s efforts and… Read More

As a member and director of the British Columbia Marine Trail Network bcmarinetrails.org I am pleased to announce the opening of the Salish Sea Marine Trail this weekend. The Salish Sea Marine Trail connects Victoria to Vancouver as part of the Trans Canada Trail, and the grand opening celebration on Newcastle Island puts you on the doorstep of some of the great wilderness locations of this multi-faceted paddling route. The grand opening weekend event… Read More

This past weekend we were greeted by members of the Surfrider Foundation (Vancouver Island) at Rugged Point. After a long 21 km paddle from Fair Harbour we were invited to their camp for spaghetti and the warmth of a campfire. J.F., James, Lynn, “Chico” and the whole gang had been out at Rugged Point for several days cleaning up the beaches. I applaud their continued efforts and am grateful for their hospitality…. Read More

A shout out to any friends that will be paddling our beautiful BC coastal waters, we need help: Trails Development Marine Trail Field Survey If you, your group or your paddling club is planning a trip in 2017  you might consider Marine Trail Field Surveys for the BC Marine Trails with our Marine Trail Field Survey form. Essentially, we are looking to survey sites in remote areas that have NOT been surveyed… Read More

There’s still some concerns perhaps but for the most part this is a HUGE VICTORY! Regardless of political affiliation, those who love wildlife have to agree! I applaud all those involved in helping to make this a reality! Read more about this here: cbc.ca/…/plan-to-end-grizzly-trophy-hunting-in-bc-announced-1.4247060

I’m very proud to be a Volunteer, Member and now a Director with the BC Marine Trails – The World’s Largest Marine Trail Network: bcmarinetrails.org