Vancouver Outdoor Community Spotlight: Jay MacArthur of the Federation of Mountain Clubs of BC

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Jay MacArthur, volunteer with the Federation of Mountain Clubs of British Columbia

If you love something, you fight to protect it. Jay MacArthur has been volunteering as an advocate for park protection and trail maintenance in BC for over 40 years as a member of the Federation of Mountain Clubs of British Columbia and several other outdoor clubs and non-profits.

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Vancouver Outdoor Community Spotlight: Jay MacArthur of the Federation of Mountain Clubs of BC

Vancouver Outdoor Community Spotlight: EJ Lange of Jericho Beach Kayak

EJ Lange of Jericho Beach Kayak kayaking in Nootka Sound

EJ Lange kayaking in Nootka Sound. Photo: EJ Lange

When you love something as much as EJ Lange loves kayaking, you make it your mission to share it with everyone. We chatted with EJ about how he is creating an inclusive community and getting more people out on the water in his role as the School and Operations Director at Jericho Beach Kayak.

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Vancouver Outdoor Community Spotlight: EJ Lange of Jericho Beach Kayak

Vancouver Outdoor Community Spotlight: Paul Taplin of Into the Wild Cycling Tours

Paul Taplin of Into the Wild Cycling Tours poses in front of his tour bus and bikes

Paul Taplin of Into the Wild Cycling Tours. Photo: Into the Wild Cycling Tours

You’ve heard the saying, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life”. Paul Taplin made that a reality when he launched Into the Wild Cycling Tours. He spends his days introducing people to the great outdoors around Vancouver and across the province.

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Vancouver Outdoor Community Spotlight: Paul Taplin of Into the Wild Cycling Tours

Vancouver Outdoor Community Spotlight: Filsan Abdiaman of Project Love Run

Filsan Abdiaman of Project Love Run running on a trail

Filsan Abdiaman of Project Love Run. Photo: Patrick Leung

Running can be an intimidating sport, especially for women and BIPOCs. That’s where Project Love Run comes in. Filsan Abdiaman created this inclusive community to organize events that connect and empower women through running.

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Vancouver Outdoor Community Spotlight: Filsan Abdiaman of Project Love Run

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Vancouverites are well-versed with just how extraordinary this city is, more than anyone else. Every day we live, work and play in one of the most awe-inspiring natural landscapes on the planet. Continue reading:
Hey, Vancouverites! We Want to Hear Your Favourite Things About Where We Live

Vancouver Outdoor Community Spotlight: Deanne Cote of North Shore Mountain Bike Association

Deanne Cote of the North Shore Mountain Bike Association rides in Duthie Hill, Washington

Deanne Cote, Executive Director of the North Shore Mountain Bike Association

Mountain biking wouldn’t be possible without trail builders. Since 1997, the North Shore Mountain Bike Association (NSMBA) has built and maintained trails on Vancouver’s North Shore. We chatted with Executive Director Deanne Cote about the ways that the NSMBA has created a volunteer-oriented mountain biking community.

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Vancouver Outdoor Community Spotlight: Deanne Cote of North Shore Mountain Bike Association

Vancouver Outdoor Community Spotlight: Ally Gandy of Mountain Mentors

Ally Gandy of Mountain Mentors skiing near Pemberton

Ally Gandy backcountry skiing near Pemberton with her former mentor Kate Inch.

Are you looking to deepen your outdoor skills, but aren’t sure how to start? Mountain Mentors is a local non-profit organization that pairs mentors and mentees to help women and people of marginalized genders gain confidence in sports like backcountry skiing, rock climbing, and hiking. We chatted with Vice President Ally Gandy about the program and the outdoor community they are building.

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Vancouver Outdoor Community Spotlight: Ally Gandy of Mountain Mentors

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