Ken Schmaltz
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  • Calgary, Alberta
  • Canada
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Executive Director
Crossing the Divide Experience
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 (, 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 (
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At 5:42pm on November 23, 2011, Suz Lipman said…

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.

(Note, if you want to list an Event, please sign up at and add it under the Events tab.)

Go to

Click on "Movement Directory" in the upper left corner.

In the new window, click on "Create Account" in the upper right corner.

Fill in the information. Once your account is approved (within a day or two), you will be able to log in and add or update your listing in the Movement Directory.

Once you are logged in on your Account home page, choose from one of 5 tabs to submit and Individual, Organization, Campaign, Club or Program.

Enter your information in the fields provided and click "Preview" (if desired) and "Submit"

Once your information is listed, you can edit it from your Account home page.

To view it, select Campaign, Club, People, Organization or Program from the pull-down menu on the "Movement Directory" main page.

At 9:11am on February 19, 2011, Suz Lipman said…
Hi Ken! Hearty welcome to C&NN Connect. I'm glad you jumped in and am sure you'll find it rich with resources and camaraderie. Hope to see you again soon.

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