Haley Shephard will be the guest speaker at the April 2 meeting of the Comox Valley Paddlers Club.

Comox Valley Paddlers Club meets April 2

Guest speaker is wilderness guide and expedition leader Hayley Shephard

The Comox Valley Paddlers Club welcomes Vancouver Island-based wilderness guide and expedition leader Hayley Shephard as guest speaker to their April 2 meeting.

In 2010 Shephard attempted a world-first solo kayak journey around the isolated Sub-Antarctic Island of South Georgia. This challenging journey had a cause – to raise awareness for the magnificent albatross, a bird whose future is uncertain. Despite many challenges, Shephard embodied her resilient spirit as she strove against the odds to fulfil her motto: “Live your dreams.”

Shephard was born in New Zealand and became a middle-school teacher. She came to Canada on a three-week vacation which extended to 20 years, where her classroom was moved outdoors. Shephard spends the majority of her time on the ocean, sharing in the company of whales, bears and penguins. She leads expeditions from Antarctica to the Arctic and throughout western Canada. Introducing people to our natural wild environment is her passion.

An adventurer, writer and photographer, Shephard’s work has been published in a variety of magazines and her book South Solo: Kayaking to Save the Albatross will be available for purchase at the presentation ($20 incl tax). Her documentary film Soul of the Sea is currently on the film festival circuit.

Shephard’s presentation commences at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 2 at the Lion’s Den, 1729 Comox Ave., Comox (behind the Pearl Ellis Art Gallery). Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Comox Valley Paddlers Club winter meetings take place the first Thursday of the month, October through to May. Paddling enthusiasts can learn more about club events and summer activities at the meeting. Non-members are also very welcome to attend.

For more information e-mail comoxpaddlers@gmail.com or visit comoxvalleypaddlers.ca

– Comox Valley Paddlers Club

 

Just Posted

Comox Valley firefighters assist with wildfire effort

Four Courtenay firefighters are in Fort St. James helping with the fight… Continue reading

Woman rescued from Stotan Falls calling for safety measures

3L Developments did not comment on immediate plans to add safety precautions

B.C. declares state of emergency as more than 560 wildfires rage

This is only the fourth state of emergency ever issued during a fire season

More than 22,000 blood donors needed

Canadian Blood Services is urging Canadians to help meet patients’ needs this… Continue reading

Kiyoshi Kosky running for Courtenay City Council

I am Kiyoshi Kosky and am running in the upcoming Courtenay Municipal… Continue reading

Interim GoFundMe payments approved in Humboldt Broncos crash

$50,000 to be given to each of the 13 survivors and each family of the 16 people who died

Altidore nets 3 as Toronto drubs Whitecaps 5-2

Vancouver falls 7-4 on aggregate in Canadian Championship final

Ottawa intervenes to get B.C. ball player, 13, to Little League World Series

Before immigration issue was resolved, Dio Gama was out practicing the game he loves Wednesday

Pet goldfish invades small B.C. lake

Pinecrest Lake is located between Whistler and Squamish

Mounties deployed to help B.C. communities affected by wildfires

RCMP officers heading to places particularly within central, northern and southern B.C.

Quebec sets aside $900 million for companies hurt by U.S. tariffs

Premier Philippe Couillard says his government will make $863 million available over five years

B.C. company patents Sasquatch, the country’s first homegrown hops plant

Created by Hops Connect, Sasquatch hops are being grown commercially for the first time in B.C.

Farmers ponder impact of alternatives to pesticides being banned

The nicotine-based pesticides scientists have linked to a rising number of honey bee deaths will be phased out of use in Canada over a three year period starting in 2021.

Most Read