I'm currently Executive Director of Crossing the Divide Experience, a non-profit that takes disadvantaged youth into the Canadian Rockies. The youth we work with range from kids in foster homes to violent young offenders who are in community sentencing programs. Regardless of their backgrounds, all youth have a right to experience the mountains, the health and emotional benefits of nature, and to have the support they need to realize their full potential as individuals and as members of society.
I started hiking in the Canadian Rockies when I was six. Over the years I've added scrambling, mountaineering, downhill and AT skiing, snowshoeing and stuff like that to my list of pass-times. A couple years ago I co-founded the Calgary Outdoor Recreation Association (www.meetup.com/Calgary-Outdoor-Recreation-Association-CORA/), through which I lead kid's hikes. I also blog about taking kids into the Canadian Rocky Mountains and about being an outdoor dad with outdoor sons (www.biggreyrocks.com).
Hi Ken, Avery Cleary, our Grassroots Outreach Coordinator, asked me to contact you to invite you to register your nature club in the C&NN Movement Directory. I thought I'd forward directions for how to do that. Please let me know if you need help or if anything's unclear. I look forward to see your listing, your activities and further connection on our forum. Cheers, Suz
Follow these steps to add your Campaign, Club, Organization, Program or Self to C&NN Connect's Movement Directory and Map.