Friday, August 19, 2016

#NahanniTeam2016: KC Rogers

One of the most majestic and breathtaking sights along the Nahanni is Virginia Falls.

This iconic natural waterfall has a total drop of 96 m (315 ft), making it about twice the height of Niagara Falls. It consists of a single drop with an average width of 259 m (850 ft). The rock in the centre of the falls is called Mason's Rock, named after Bill Mason, the famous Canadian canoeist, author, and filmmaker.

Our next #NahanniTeam2016 paddler is KC Rogers.

Captivated by paddling in her youth, KC has fond memories of her first Outward Bound trip in Northern Ontario in her late teens. Ever since, she’s hoped to do another, and this summer’s trip down the Nahanni seemed like the perfect opportunity to realize that dream. 

KC is the “CEO” of her home, single-handedly managing a tribe of four kids aged 8, 10, 11 and 13. Summers and weekends are devoted to imparting her love of the wilderness to the kids through adventures on the outer islands of Georgian Bay. 

Her downtime takes the form of singing with Toronto’s Choir!Choir!Choir!, which isn’t a surprise since she sang with the Toronto Children’s Chorus for many years, as her eldest daughter still does. She’s also learning how to play the Ukelele for campfire singalongs.  Count her in for paddling songs this summer!

KC knows how transformative an Outward Bound expedition can be, and is motivated by ensuring someone who might not otherwise be able to benefit should have the opportunity to develop the grit, confidence and competence that comes from being part of a team for days in the wilderness.

Personally she’s also excited to discover the Northwest Territories – a mythical place for many Canadians which few southerners have the opportunity to discover. Her friends, family and supporters can’t wait to hear all about it. 

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