Mon Feb 13 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
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On July 4th, 2016 two young families set off to paddle the length of Canada’s largest and longest river, the mighty Mackenzie. Named Deh Cho, or “Big River,” by the Dene people, the free-flowing Mackenzie stretches 1750 kilometers from Great Slave Lake to the Arctic Ocean and is one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. A paddle journey down the Mackenzie would be a challenge for any explorer but for two young families with three kids in tow it promised to be an adventure of a lifetime.
Recent studies have found the average child spends 35 hours a week in front of the television or computer monitor. Less than 25% of school-aged children participate in daily physical activity. The Paddle to the Arctic family adventure challenged this trend by allowing three youngsters to be fully immersed in a rugged wilderness experience.
Kevin Vallely is a writer, speaker and architect and was named one of Canada’s leading adventurers by the Globe and Mail. Kevin is a member of the Explorer’s Club and is an Explorer's Club Flag recipient. He holds the world record as a member of the fastest team to ski to the South Pole. He shares his stories of exploration and adventure through his photography, writing and speaking. For a list of some of previous expeditions please visit www.kevinvallely.com