The SAMS group canoed the Turner Lake Chain

SAMS Outdoor Education canoes Turner Lake Chain

SAMS Outdoor Education program had a very special year!

  • Jul. 4, 2016 2:00 p.m.

SAMS Outdoor Education program had a very special year! Some of the highlights included: hiking in the Rainbows (Crystal Lake Trail), an winter rip to Eastbranch Ski Hill and our spring expedition canoeing/hiking the Turner lake chain and Hunlen Falls trail.

We recently returned from our Turner Lake Trip May 26-31 and we had an excellent team of students and chaperones, the weather was nearly perfect (we had some snow!!) and many highlights. The group broke several records, and were incredibly efficient on portages and also made it to Widgeon lake in one day from Turner Lake in five hours. We are already looking forward to next year’s program and trips. We hope to once again go into the Ilgachuz Mountains with Pack Horse support.

We would like to thank the following people for their support on the trips: SD 49, BC Parks, Tweedsmuir Air, the Bus Garage (Stephen Sheppard and Leonard Kozak), Hagensborg Mercantile (Roger Brandt), our chaperones: Ellen-Hunter Perkins, Amelia Cloegh, Roxanne Burnett, Jessi Ashwell, Sara Germain and Rod Felton, Dave Kopas for the shuttle support and to Heather Kopas and Charlotte Brown.

Also thank you to all who helped out on the Outdoor Education fundraisers (firewood/tree-planting) and trailwork project: the Bella Coola Resource Society, Oran Hoppe, Craig Tuck, and Hans Granander, and to Al Fontaine (Ace Hardware) for their support.

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