'The Paddlerboarders' is a celebration of place and shared connection to the lands, the waters and the wildlife of Atl’ka7stem / Howe Sound, British Columbia, Canada.
My Sea to Sky is a collective working to defend and protect Átl’ḵa7tsem / Howe Sound in British Columbia, Canada. MY SEA TO SKY brings you “The Paddleboarders” as part of the HEART OF HOWE SOUND SERIES — a celebration of place and shared connection to the lands, the waters, and the wildlife of Átl’ḵa7tsem / Howe Sound. Norm Hann and Tina Currie share their connection to Átl’ḵa7tsem / Howe Sound through paddle boarding.
Átl’ḵa7tsem / Howe Sound’s delicate ecosystems and wildlife are currently threatened by imminent construction of an LNG Terminal in the area.
There are few places on the BC Coastline and within Canada that are as dramatic, rugged and spectacular as Átl’ḵa7tsem. Standing on a paddleboard and looking up at the steep sided granite walls of the Chief, below the outpouring of Shannan Falls and up the valley to Nch’kay leaves you feeling humbled and in a constant state of awe and wonder. I feel the paddleboard is an incredible way to connect to the waters and traditional lands of the Squamish people.
– Norm Hann
I live 40 minutes away from here. Driven by many times. I have never paddled in the Howe sound. Instead I have watched thousands of hours of television sitting on my couch. Norm is inspirational. Things are going to change for me. Thanks for the video
True for many of us!