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I hope that this project can be redesigned to go through Port Metro Vancouver or at the very least be re-routed through Prince Rupert. Exporting crude from Kitimat is not a novel idea. In 1977 at the height of the west coast salmon fishery the same route was proposed and rejected after Transport Canada concluded that the socio-economic impacts of a spill would be too serious. I am a proponent of improving trade with Asian Pacific markets but we need to develop a better support system from Enbridge so that whatever political party is at the helm in Ottawa at the time has the resources to handle such an incident.
Neil Falkner legacy turns 10
Neil Falkner, a popular Whistler Ski Patroller, mountain biker, motorcyclist and friend to many, died on a skiing expedition in the Wapta Icefields, Alberta Rockies on April 12, 2002 — 10 years ago this week. With a few of his friends, Neil's mother established the Neil Falkner Outward Bound Legacy Fund that has, since 2003, a year after his death, sent a total of 15 at-risk youth on challenging Outward Bound Wilderness programs. Some of you will remember the Neil Falkner Fundraising BBQ and Putting Tournaments that took place at Riverside Campgrounds every summer for four years after Neil died. Now, since several of his Whistler friends who organized the events have moved away, fundraisers are held in Vancouver, organized by Neil's family, and have become Swing Dance Benefits. The Legacy continues to build and grow.
Neil's family is grateful to Whistler Blackcomb for helping them get the Outward Bound Legacy Fund started and to several Sea to Sky businesses that continue to support the fund with donations to the silent auctions that are held alongside the Annual Swinging Fundraiser in Vancouver. Young people north of Whistler in the Mt. Currie and D'Arcy areas continue to receive Outward Bound Scholarships as well as youth in East Vancouver where Neil attended high school when his mum sent him on a 25-day Outward Bound Program in 1986.
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