Friday, July 29, 2016

#NahanniTeam2016: Maria Foo

Nahanni National Park is located in the southwest corner of the Northwest Territories, and is approximately 500 km west of Yellowknife. For canoeists, paddling the Nahanni River is truly a trip of a lifetime. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Nahanni attracts visitors from around the world for its spectacular scenery.

In less than one month, our most recent team of Reach Beyond expeditioners will experience the magic and majesty of the Nahanni with their very eyes, spending a week paddling 240km of river through this pristine wilderness.

As participants of our Reach Beyond Expedition along the Nahanni River prepare for the start of their journey on August 25, we'll get to know a bit more about them, why they are looking forward to the journey, and perhaps a little more about why they want to give back to Outward Bound Canada.

Our first paddler is Maria:

Maria Foo was born in Manila, Philippines and immigrated to Canada at the tender age of 8 with her family.  She grew up in the town of Quesnel, BC and then moved to the big city of Vancouver after graduating from high school.  Maria completed her education, obtained her CMA accounting designation and pursued a fruitful career in accounting.  Maria has worked in a variety of accounting and operational roles in the golf, tourism, and logistics industy.  She is married and has 2 teenage daughters.

Although her exposure to the great outdoors has been limited, Maria is looking at the Nahanni expedition as an opportunity of a life-time.  She is looking at the expedition as an opportunity to challenge herself mentally and physically and push beyond her box of familiarity with the Outward Bound team.

Follow along as we introduce you to more of the #NahanniTeam2016 over the coming weeks!

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