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Ode to Rice

Shane, Participant

First we hiked and learned about forest restoration The unhealthy second growth forest is not a lost cause Then we travelled to Florence Bay and quenched our starvation The beauty of the beach allowed us to reflect and pause We became herbalists and......Read More

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Day 6

Juna, Participant

Yak of the Week

How do you remain open-minded to the group who was presented as the antagonist yesterday? That’s the dilemma we had to face upon meeting ‘Creative Salmon’ today. Accounting for only a small proportion of salmon production in BC,......Read More

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Day 5 in BC

Fedor, Participant

Today we moved out from Big Fish Lodge and moved to Tofino. It was a very long journey. During our trip we visited Qualicum Falls. It was very exciting to see a waterfall. We took some pictures there and we also had lunch there. After that we......Read More

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Day 3!!

Nicole, Participant

Today we returned to Eden grove to continue boardwalks with the help of Will and Carly from the Costal Trail Collective. Even though it was a physically draining day, we all had lots of fun working as a team to contribute to the protection of old......Read More

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Day 2!

Isabelle, Participant

Visiting the Fairy Creek blockade, we got a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from people of great courage and strength who stand up for the land that their ancestors have created for us to live on today. After a great lunch, we had the chance......Read More

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First Full Day in BC

Paco, Participant

Sun, March 13 We begin our first full day of the trip – day commenced with a calm and relaxed mood that described the group’s mental state, through our first morning healing circle. This overall soothing vibe was greatly emphasized in......Read More

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Day 1 – A Matriarch’s Welcome

Amber, Instructor

After some early morning fights and crazy island grocery shopping, we have arrived at Port Renfrew amidst clouds and ancient trees. Welcomed by Tlamin matriarch Grandma Osah, who spoke about her experiences defending the land and the importance of......Read More

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Orientation at Port Renfrew

Simon, Dragons Admin

Our group is now deep in the forest, beginning their journey into the lives and many histories of this fantastical landscape. They will be in Port Renfrew for the first half of our course before heading further north to Tofino later this week....Read More

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Introducing Arvin

Arvin, Instructor

Greetings future Dragons, I am Arvin, one of your instructors for our upcoming travels together. I’m writing from the snowy hills of the Wet’suwet’en Yintah, between a sacred river and an oil pipeline, feeling like my world is too......Read More

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Instructor Introduction

Amber, Instructor

Hi everyone, We’re getting close to take-off time and I hope you’re all filled with excitement, curiosity, and a sense of adventure. This experience will be a special one, and our 10 days together will go quickly, so I encourage you all......Read More

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Welcome!

Amina, Dragons Admin

Greetings, Appleby Students! It’s exciting to introduce you all to the Appleby College and Where There Be Dragons Yak Board for the upcoming course, “British Columbia: The Last Stand”! We are thrilled to be a part of your experience in British......Read More