Friday, September 3, 2010

Welcome back!!!

I hope everyone was able to enjoy the hot and dry summer, maybe even enjoy a little outdoor wilderness experience. My highlights were taking our two boys (18 months & 3 years) canoeing to Algonquin Park a couple of times. Especially the laughs we had as my youngest joined me on the waterslides at High Falls.

This year we will be running outdoor ed at grade 10, 11 & 12. The grade 10's will complete a day trip by canoeing from downtown Ottawa back to the school, as well as, a hiking trip in Frontenac Provincial Park. The grade 11's are heading to Algonquin Park to canoe the Barron River route and the grade 12's will be going to Palmer's Rapids to give moving water a try, as well as, a 3-day wintercamp in January.

This along with an orienteering meet, rock climbing, paddle making, wintercamp overnight and a xc ski trip promises to be a great year.

Let's get started I say!!

28 comments:

Kayaker said...

I am on the blog.

Let's have a great semester.

Bob

bee said...

I am so excited to be back in outdoor ed! I can't wait for all the camping, canoeing and fun!

Go_Habs_Go said...

Im Here!!


Hope I Learn To Make a Fire


Johnny

Alex.Jesso said...

I'm so pumped about this semester! Let's have a great time! Hopefully there are no cougar attacks.

Alex

MKFitz said...

Looking forward to a great semester in this class! Can't wait to learn everything I can about the outdoors!

Marlee

keith15x said...

this class is half my semester. lets make it great

B.wit said...

I am on the blog and i'm very excited for this year! Grade 11 outdoor ed was a blast and I hope we all have a great time this year.

jsukstorf said...

Im ready for outdoor ed

EBacks said...

I am on zee blog

KBuehrle said...

I'm here...

Big Foot said...

Hello

CWXflames said...

im here!

i'm not matt.m said...

outdoor ed is going to

i'm not matt.m said...

be alot of fun.

The.Vezinator said...

Yes guy, can't wait for this year so pumped ! I managed to find the blog ! attaaa beee ;)

Treasure said...

Im so pumped for grd 10 outdoor ed.!

gavin said...

hello :) I am on the blog, and cant wait to get goin on some trips

EmilyS said...

Looking forward to a great semester!

spicer, ;) said...

woot so psyched for the hiking trip / everything else yo i'm so excited! fave class already. k pce can'tttt wait!

ian said...

hi

*MADOWER* said...

hey! im on the blog :) SUPER excited for everything in this class, its going to be a BLAST!
can't wait!!

L_went :) said...

hey!
hope this is going to be another awesome year!
i had so much fun last year lets make this one better!! :D

Busker Maze said...

I'm pumped to go out and camp already. Going to conquer the wild white waters will be awesome!

Kris St. Cyr said...

Im here

Bigfoot said...

I am so exited that outdoor ed is available for grade 10!

ginger_kid said...

I'm on the blog. David

Pink Floyd FTW said...

finaly on the blog, this should be a intresting year :p
matt.c

brianna allen said...

Ted talk #2:
Ken Kamler: Medical miracle on Everest

In this ted talk, ken Kalmer is the only doctor up on Everest in his team and therefore must stay alert at all times. Once they’d reached the third base camp he decided he would stay back in case of emergencies with a few other people while the other climbers continued on to the forth base camp and then towards the summit of the mountain. He had stayed in consistent communication with the climbers through the radio and had heard that the stronger climbers had to continue going on and leave the ones who had run out of energy were injured had died or were about to die. Beth weathers was one that they’d been told had died. They’d left them and started to go back towards the third base camp to get treated for their injuries. While ken was treating them for their injuries at the base camp one of the men who was supposedly dead Beth Weathers walked into the medical tent almost four days later with severe injuries and said hi ken where should I sit and do you accept my health insurance? And while he was being treated beth told ken him how he’d collapsed in the snow and just stayed still while a whole day and night passed by although he even saw another group of climbers pass by him and how they’d stopped to see if he was dead which they did declare him dead because he wasn’t moving or even blinking to show them a sign that he was still alive. While all this was happening to him he was thinking about his wife and children whom he said had given him enough motivation to slowly get up and start moving down towards the medical tent on base three. He made it there alive and able to tell his story. Which to me it’s an extraordinary miracle that he could do this only from a little bit of motivation. I also think that miracles like these ones should happen a lot more then they currently do but I guess you have to be a worth person to get one of those types of miracles and have spent your live doing helpful things which I’m guessing is why he’d been the one to have gotten one of those miracles but it also makes me question why the others didn’t deserve to be saved but he did. Although those questions of mine won’t be answered so ill just have to continue with being curious.