One of the joys of going on a new adventure is that it sometimes…no, just about always…takes me somewhere unexpected.
Off the Couch and Out the Door reconnected me to Outward Bound Canada. The book starts with an Outward Bound adventure in the wilds of the Coast Mountains north of Whistler; the direction of my life, the trajectory of it all, was altered significantly as a result of that adventure.
Sarah Wiley, Executive Director of Outward Bound, graciously endorsed my book and invited me to climb Mount Kilimanjaro with one of their expeditions. Thirteen of us summited; an adventure shared with such amazing, curious, passionate Canadians and so filled with sweet spot moments, I am still in awe.
In Ottawa next Monday March 24, courtesy of Shaw Communications, we’ve invited alumni, friends of Outward Bound, outdoor enthusiasts and like minded individuals to connect with Outward Bound. I and several other alumni will tell our stories of the transformative effects of Outward Bound, offering guests a chance to learn about this awesome organization.
Join us if you can. Sarah will describe the many programs of Outward Bound, including the Women of Courage program and the Veteran’s program.
Who Knows, it may be the start of your Outward Bound adventure…