The Questions We Ask


In the spring of 2013, Canadian adventurer Bruce Kirkby crossed the Georgia Straight from Vancouver to Victoria on an inflatable standup paddleboard. In this award-winning short film, he contemplates the true meaning of adventure.

“Last summer I paddled a standup paddleboard (SUP) from Vancouver to Victoria — a journey of 150 kilometres and 5 days — and convinced young filmmaker Kalum Ko to take a week off high school and tag along.

The resulting film, which blends my spoken-word narration with KK’s gorgeous visual, evolved from my belief that it wasn’t the specific SUP journey that mattered so much as the though process that lead me to attempt the big crossing. Ultimately, we explore what adventure is, and why it still matters today. After a successful run on the circuit festival (Best of Banff World Tour, Hawaii, New Zealand, and many others) I’m tremendously proud to now share KK’s film, The Questions We Ask

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2 Responses to The Questions We Ask

  1. Jean Honig

    Loved this, something we all need to think about.. slow down,and enjoy this awesome Westcoast world we are lucky to have! thanks for this..

    • Alice Morrissey

      That was awesome. I love my Paddle Brd. Freedom, Adventure, Explore you have the power to be free. I live on the Sunshine Coast in Gibsons B.C and my challenge this summer is to do the shore line from Gibsons to Pendar Harbour.
      Enjoy your life you only live once.