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  • Jaime Wilson – Journey Starts Tomorrow

    Wow! The day is almost here. I must admit, I am feeling pretty nervous today. Looking at all my ‘gear’ and wondering if I packed what I needed, did I forget anything, did I pack too much? I have been up since 4am ‘dry run’ packing which for me means, organizing dry bags, reorganizing dry …

  • Tina Panos – The Expedition Journey: The Countdown

    It’s early Tuesday morning, the 6th of June.  3 more sleeps until I head to the airport and make my way to Gander Newfoundland to begin our expedition.  I am flooded with emotions as it comes with a great deal of excitement, but also a ton of anxiety.  It’s not often I do any type …

  • Manuela Joannou – So we are now at the countdown!

    So we are now at the countdown! Flying out of Ottawa early Friday morning to Gander Newfoundland to start the Great Adventure.  Easily the greatest adventure of my life.  Haven’t started to pack yet.  Only today started thinking about the medical kit I am bringing.  It is now dawning on me that maybe my tendency …

  • Mary Ann Barber – The Expedition Journey: Training Camp

    By: Captain Mary Ann Barber So it’s a few days post the TPL BOC Expedition Training Camp and it’s all finally started to sink in, the significance of these events, the opportunity that sits in front of me and the excitement of the upcoming trip! I am not sure what I was expecting prior to …

  • Rob Dolson – The Expedition Journey: Training Camp

    By: Rob Dolson Well first off I want to say one word to describe the training camp…WOW! Yes I said it! I learned so much during the 4 days at Camp Pine Crest, from learning how to not to flip a canoe, to what gear to pack during the hiking portion of the expedition, to …

  • What I Learned from my Kayaking Bootcamp to Support Injured Veterans

    By: John Baker (President & CEO at D2L) In many ways, life is a journey — one that can take us vastly different places. My journey has taken me from a university student with an idea to a leader of a bunch of incredibly talented people working together to help transform the way the world …

  • Jaime Wilson – The Expedition Journey: Training Camp

    By: Jamie Wilson (Chief Development Officer at True Patriot Love) Fourth day following the training camp and I find my wandering in and out of moments in time that will undoubtedly be ones I will never forget. It is impossible to pick one word to describe my experience, but rather a string of words that …

  • Tina Panos – The Expedition Journey: Training Camp

    By: Tina Panos In October of 2016 I was invited to participate in a 5 day in-house experiential cohort for First Responders who suffer from PTSD.  The cohort, named Project Trauma Support, and ran by Dr. Manuela Joannou completely changed my life. I believe it was in February when Dr. Joannou invited me back to join …

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