Ridge Wilderness Adventures Blog

09
Jan
2016

Hello 2016!

January 9th, 2016 | by Kayla Hoogenraad | in |    0   

Well I have to say, I adore my job, but having two weeks of rest and relaxation was much needed and enjoyed!:) Spent alot of it inside with awesome people enjoying good food and fun, and the rest of it outside loving all winter had to offer! Cooked smokies over a campfire, got off the grid, and did alot of hiking and skiing in the snow!

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After that gorgeous break, Dave and I are refreshed and ready for all the awesomeness 2016  has to offer! First Aid courses are filling up fast, the phone is ringing and Adam, our lead guide and all=around awesome guy, is hard at work sanding and working on our canoes...getting them all beautiful for another busy season!

Normally this busyness already would have my stress levels increasing, but my new year's resolution is to stress less. Easier said then done right? Don't sweat the small stuff, it'll all work out....nothing is solved by stressing about it. Turns out all those pithy sayings your mother probably told you had a whole lot of truth to it! So, with that and one more quote....

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I look forward to every day bringing new challenges, gorgeous weather, epic camping trips, working with awesome people, and some good old Ridge fun out on the water. Because after all, we love what we do, and what can be better than that? Happy 2016 everyone, can't wait to get out in a canoe with you!

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Hear what folks are saying!

 I would just like to compliment Dave on a well-organized and informative session, which made for a great learning experience.  Dave's mix of hand’s on activities (letting us try and fail first) and his resulting humour were much appreciated.  He also gave us insight into some aspects of first aid not in field guide – the reasons of how and why various procedures are carried out.   Overall, I now feel a lot more comfortable in how I might deal will an incident in the field.  I am sure my geology students at VIU will appreciate it one day!  

Tim Stokes
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