Feb. 12, 2020 | Our mushers are back from a long weekend of adventuring in northern Quebec.
Our Winter Adventure Training crease isn't the only group that gets to take advantage of everything our Canadian winters have to offer. Over the past four days, many of our students have made the most of the plentiful snow and sun both on our ski trip to Le Massif and the adventure farther north for our dog sledding trip. In all, 32 students visited the Pourvoirie Waban-Aki in La Tuque, Quebec, to learn to travel by sled and become bona fide mushers. When they weren't with the huskies, the group also took the opportunity to try their hands at ice fishing with hand-made lures, hike mountains on snowshoes, ride horses, and consume generous amounts of maple syrup on snow and hot chocolate. In the evenings, the students told stories around the campfire and M. de Sainte Marie, BCS'65, maintained his annual tradition of reading students the iconic Canadian poem about a musher in the Yukon, The Cremation of Sam McGee. Despite temperatures on Saturday dipping down to -35°C, a camp of well-insulated snow shelters called quinzees (and a nearby chalet) kept everyone warm throughout the weekend.
We can't wait to hear more of our students' stories when they share about their trip in chapel! In the meantime, find more photos of their exploits on Flickr and in our latest Instagram post!