Paddle forward: Cap Reckies clean Burrard Inlet beaches

May 27, 2015

 Paddle forward: Cap Reckies clean Burrard Inlet beaches

Ever wondered how much garbage can fit into a 20-foot voyageur canoe?

Adam Weiss, a student in Capilano University's Outdoor Recreation Management (OREC) program can tell you-around 200 kilos.

Over the Easter long weekend, Adam and three of his colleagues from the OREC program took two Montreal-style voyageur canoes into the Burrard Inlet from  Cates Park , paddling across the Inlet to pick up garbage on south side beaches accessible only from the water.

The event, which the group called "Paddle Forward," was their final project in the Organizational Leadership course in which students must demonstrate leadership initiative and promote positive change. Since Adam and group member Cole TeWhiu are both guiding and instructing for Ridge Wilderness Adventures as their practicum component for OREC program, they combined their big canoe skills with a desire to "pay it forward" for the environment. More...

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Submitted by: – Capilano U’s official blog