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Norm Hann Presents: SUP Touring In The Great Bear Rainforest
April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us for an evening with Norm Hann (from Norm Hann expeditions) who will present on Stand-up Paddle boarding expedition touring in the Great Bear Rainforest focusing on his own trips, development in the GBR and the coastal ecology of the region.
The next day (April 20th) you are invited to join Norm and Wesley Choban from Ocean River Sports on a full-day Juan de Fuca SUP Exploration Tour. This paddle will improve your coastal touring skills and decision making for paddle boarding on oceans and coastlines, and will be a great opportunity to build experience and set the proper foundation for multi-day SUP expeditions. We focus on ocean safety, weather forecasting, trip planning, and navigating through tides and currents while enjoying the scenic terrain of coastal BC.
Note: Advanced Flatwater SUP skills or equivalent experience is required. You must be prepared to paddle 25km.
To learn more or book your spot please visit:
UPDATE: There are only a few spots left!!!
Not only is Norm one of the foremost and most influential SUP instructors and guides in Canada, he is also an avid spokesperson and advocate for the protection of coastlines, rainforests and coastal communities.
“I do it out of my passion for the ocean and the coastlines, for the powerful connection between people and our environment, to be able to facilitate the experience and growth for others.”
In 2010, Norm started the movement StandUp4GreatBear where he and kayaker Brian Huntington of the Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition, stand up paddled the proposed Enbridge oil tanker route through the Great Bear Rainforest from the north coast Haisla community of Kitimaat, south 400 km to the Heiltsuk village of Bella Bella. His goal was to bring awareness to the threat of these tankers to the wildlife and pristine marine ecosystems of the Great Bear and to highlight the traditional food harvesting areas of the coastal First Nation’s communities along the route. This movement led to the award winning film STAND – more info here:
The evening presentation will be followed by a full-day exploratory tour with your lead guide Norm Hann and assistant guide Wesley Choban from Ocean River Sports on April 20th or 21st, weather dependant.
For more information on the event please visit:
Event by Donation at the door! Proceeds will go to a cause of Norm’s choosing
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