Thursday, June 16, 2016

Why We Give to OBC: CMH

Outward Bound Canada is extremely thankful for the generous individuals, foundations and organizations that help us make our mission and vision a reality. We love to hear from these supporters about why they believe in what we do and why they choose to stand alongside us as we deliver our charitable programs to the individuals who really need them. In this issue of Fresh Tracks, we are proud to share the story of our collaboration with CMH Heli-Skiing and Summer Adventures. Celebrating 50 years of heli-adventures, CMH is the world’s first Heli-Skiing and Heli-Hiking operator. From their head office in Banff, CMH operates exceptional mountain experiences based from 11 lodges located in the Bugaboo, Purcell, Selkirk, Monashee and Cariboo ranges of British Columbia, Canada.

Learn more about CMH’s adventures with Outward Bound Canada:

In fall 2015, CMH Heli-Skiing and Summer Adventures, one of the world’s largest heli-skiing and heli-hiking operators, and Outward Bound Canada, announced a new partnership to provide an outdoor experience at CMH Bugaboos and CMH Bobbie Burns lodges. Working together, CMH and OBC hosted two courses in early September aimed at providing life-transforming experiences, with a focus on people who are recovering from trauma or facing a major transition in their lives.

“It was one of the most meaningful experiences of my life,” said Andrew Field, Analyst at CMH, who volunteered for the Veterans Program at CMH Bugaboos last fall. “The benefit of the program - it’s huge. Coming from the feedback we received from the veterans themselves, being in such an incredible place and surroundings just makes the therapy sessions that more sincere. Everyone felt at ease to speak what they’re truly feeling and being surrounded by the beauty of the Bugaboos encouraged huge amounts of dialogue.”

Check out this video made by CMH and Outward Bound Canada as part of the Women of Courage course run at CMH Bobbie Burns in September, 2015:

Visit the CMH website to learn more about the organization and the adventures they have on offer.

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