SLLP Update – Day 6

SLLP Update – Day 6

SLLP 2016 participants John Lewis, Petra Markova, and Megan Rempel with SLLP advisor Fin Donnelly on the Robson River (a tributary of the Fraser). July 15th, 2016
SLLP 2016 participants John Lewis, Petra Markova, and Megan Rempel with SLLP advisor Fin Donnelly on the Robson River (a tributary of the Fraser). July 15th, 2016

Fin Donnelly, Rivershed Society of BC co-founder and SLLP advisor, returned home today after spending five days with the Sustainable Living Leadership Program in the headwaters region of the Fraser River Basin. Fin, the facilitators (Doug, Jacquie and Orden) and the nine participants all gathered for the first time last Thursday at Robson Shadows Campground. They spent a few days getting used to working with each other, especially when it comes to paddling a large canoe, and learning about each other’s community sustainability projects.

2016 Sustainable Living Leadership Program gives a paddler's salute while paddling on Yellowhead Lake, July 17, 2016. Photo by John Ward.
2016 Sustainable Living Leadership Program gives a paddler’s salute while paddling on Yellowhead Lake, July 17, 2016.
Photo by John Ward.

Fin left the SLLP in Dunster, where they were getting ready to pack up and paddle on to McBride for the night.

2016 SLLP on Yellowhead Lake, July 17, 2016. Photo by John Ward.
2016 SLLP on Yellowhead Lake, July 17, 2016.
Photo by John Ward.

Fin was pleased to report, “The SLLP is going extremely well. The group is awesome.” He will be joining up with the SLLP again on July 24th and 25th for the FraserFEST celebrations in Xatśūll and Williams Lake.

The above video shows the SLLP paddling last Sunday, July 17th. Video by Gene Blackman.