Welcome to our Yukon River Quest Staff Fundraiser Blog!
What is this event all about? Well, 8 Outward Bound Canada staff are going to be paddling the world famous Yukon River Quest race from Whitehorse to Dawson, 740 kms, from June 29th to July 3rd. Why? First of all to raise funds for Outward Bound Canada's Women of Courage program, - a program for women survivors of violence and/or abuse which we have been running for over 20 years in Canada. Women who take part in this wilderness expedition have the full tuition paid, including all travel expenses and day care if necessary. Our goal as a team is to raise $20,000 to go towards providing full tuition bursaries for women on expeditions in 2011 and 2012. We are half-way there and need your help to raise the next $10,000 so if you would like to donate to this great cause, click here. To find out more about our team and the lead up to this event, visit our Facebook page.
The second reason we are doing this race is because it is going to be an amazingly FUN ADVENTURE and that is what Outward Bound is all about, whether you are a participant on an Outward Bound program or a staff who works for Outward Bound. So...follow us on our journey as we do our final preparations and head up to the Yukon. Check back to this Blog for updates on our adventure......it is sure to be an interesting read!