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 (29)

  • Peter Gladstone
    • $200 
    • 6 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

Raven Riding Canada
Victoria, BC
Andrew Crawford

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