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Articles by Kaleen McNamara

Community Engagement Organizer, CPAWS-BC

My Big Wild Challenge


I came across the Big Wild Challenge when I started working at CPAWS-BC and had to familiarizing myself with all of our programs and campaigns. The Big Wild Challenge is something that anyone can take part in just by giving themselves a little extra challenge the next time they are out enjoying nature and by fundraising for conservation.

The best part – the challenge doesn’t have to be anything too radical, or outside your comfort zone. Just challenging yourself to do something that you have never done before is enough. So, although I did not feel very brave next to the man who paddle boarded across the Georgia Straight, I signed up and challenged myself to try white water rafting. It actually worked out perfectly as my sister was planning to visit and we were looking for something to do. My sister has rafted but had never been to Squamish so we arranged to go rafting with a tour company there, Canadian Outback Adventures.