Up a creek

Jul. 9, 2019 | Six intrepid adventurers braved the rivers of Northern BC in this year's Ondaatje Endeavour.
Since 1972, groups of adventurous BCS students and staff have challenged themselves on the Ondaatje Endeavour as they test their resilience and discover their physical and mental strength. Over the past two weeks, our 2019 team canoed from Telegraph Creek in Northern British Columbia to Wrangell, Alaska. Ivannia, James, Ritchie, and Shelby made the voyage together, led by Mr. Tessier and Mr. Hunt, as they travelled 260 kilometres down the Stikine River. During their 14-day excursion, the group experienced Canadian wildlife at its fullest, coming across 31 bears, 22 bald eagles, five seals, and a delicious 20-pound Pacific King Salmon that was given to them by a fisherman at one of their campsites. Though the group had many occasions to test their mettle, their final push to Wendell Island proved to be the most challenging and rewarding as they crossed the sea channel against the tides.
Congratulations to our 2019 Ondaatje Endeavour team on your achievement!

Bishop's College School is an independent English-language boarding and day school for grades 7 to 12 in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.