This week’s activity is an adrenaline-junkies dream, and most people’s worst nightmare – bungee jumping! Bungee jumping involves a participant leaping from a tall, usually fixed object, such as a cliff, a bridge, crane or building, while attached to a large elastic cord. The participant faces a thrilling free-fall but is met with a rebound as the user is brought upwards again when the cord recoils. The participant continues to bounce up and down as the kinetic energy wares off, and they are left dangling.
Find out where Simon & Trey dangled way up in the Mountains! https://www.whistlerbungee.com/
Dude where's the GoPro?
Oh wait! I see it right... theeeeeeeeerre
Our Icebreaker this week takes us to Heritage Harbour, where we meet local marine conservationist, Scott Bourton and his 70-year-old tugboat, named Ella. Scott runs The Emerald Sea Protection Society which focuses on cleaning up abandoned, lost and discarded fishing gear, which is a huge problem for our oceans! Scott will take Simon and Trey on a routine trip out onto the ocean with his tugboat and show them the entire process of locating and collecting garbage from the ocean’s floor with the help of his trusty underwater drone.
Check out the Emerald Sea Protection Society here: https://www.emeraldseasociety.ca/
If your as much a fan of Ella as we are, check out her personal IG account: https://www.instagram.com/ellathetug/
Ella is located in Heritage Harbour at the https://www.vancouvermaritimemuseum.com/permanent-exhibit/heritage-harbour
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TREY is 16-years-old from Skidegate in Haida Gwaii, British Columbia. He is a visual artist, spruce weaver, and traditional dancer, who’s very proud to have won the traditional men’s dance competition in his own community last year. In his free time, Trey loves to go boating and to visit different islands with his cousins. Although he has to be careful, because sometimes he has the occasional run-in with a sea lion! Trey’s dream is to continue pursuing his passion for creating Haida art. When he gets older, he plans to continue living in his community of Skidegate as an artist.
SIMON WHITFIELD is a champion in the sport of Men’s Triathlon, winning the first gold-medal for the sport at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia. Simon has since been inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and was a flag-bearer for Team Canada not just once, but twice! Now retired from the Olympics, Simon loves to guide outdoor excursions, particularly paddle boarding. Simon is a board game fanatic, is obsessed with old maps, and loves to chill with his kids when he’s not outdoors paddling.