Paddle to the Arctic
PADDLE TO THE ARCTIC - 2016
On July 4th, 2016 we started our kayak down Canada’s largest and longest river, the mighty Mackenzie. Named "Deh Cho", or “Big River,” by the Dene people, the free-flowing Mackenzie stretches 1750 kilometers from Great Slave Lake to the Arctic Ocean and is one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. A paddle journey down the Mackenzie would be a challenge for any explorer but for a young family with two kids in tow it proved to be an adventure of a lifetime.
Recent studies have found the average child spends 35 hours a week in front of the television or computer monitor. Less than 25% of school-aged children participate in daily physical activity.
The Paddle to the Arctic expedition challenged this trend by allowing two youngsters to be fully immersed in a rugged wilderness experience while encouraging them to chronicle their experience through blogs, videos and photographs.
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