Reconnect: Ahousat youth surf day

Sunday July 30th 2017 marathon swimmer, Jill Yoneda will embark upon a feat only accomplished by seven people before her: to swim across the Strait of Juan de Fuca from Port Angeles to Victoria

In partnership with Uclulet based Wya Point Surf Shop , Jill is hoping to use her experience to create an opportunity for the youth of Ahousat - a remote First Nations community - to connect to the Ocean she holds so close to her heart. 

The funds raised will go to support a day of surfing for 20 Ahousat youth. Their day will be
- boat transportation from Ahousat to Pacific Rim National Park
- getting set up with their surf gear (wetsuit + surfboard)
- surf lesson with Wya Point surf instructors

Most importantly the youth will gain a sense of self, connect with an element central to their traditional and modern culture and feel a tremendous sense of joy and exhilleration. 

Surfing has a way of infusing positivity, spirituality and humility into a persons soul. These youth will not just learn to surf - they will learn what it is to push themselves, to accomplish goals, to overcome challenges and to support one another through shared experiences.

Donations ()

  • Peter Gladstone 
    • $200 
    • 31 mos
  • Sylvia von Schuckmann 
    • $100 
    • 32 mos
  • Irene, Doug, Melissa Edwards  
    • $50 
    • 32 mos
  • Nicholas Randall 
    • $100 
    • 32 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 32 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Raven Riding Canada 
Organizer
Victoria, BC
Andrew Crawford 
Beneficiary
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