As a long-time member, I’m excited to announce that Mountain Equipment Co-operative (MEC) will host me for a book signing event in Vancouver, within the territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. Here are the essential details:
Snowshoeing season is in full swing — and that’s keeping search and rescue teams busy. After North Shore Rescue reported a hectic Family Day, CBC News invited me to share some tips for staying safe on snowshoes.
First of all, I’m honoured that the book will open with a foreword by T’uy’t’tanat—Cease Wyss. Cease (who identifies as Sḵwx̱wú7mesh/Stó:lō/Métis/Hawaiian/Swiss) is an interdisciplinary artist and a Coast Salish ethnobotanist. She recently has returned to a textile arts practice through learning Coast Salish weaving techniques in wool and cedar. Cease is a member of the Aboriginal Writers Collective West Coast and lives in East Vancouver. Basically, she’s amazing.
When asked to contribute a section on outdoor safety, Michael Coyle readily agreed. Perhaps you’ve seen Michael quoted in various news stories as a search and rescue manager with Coquitlam Search and Rescue. The volunteer-run SAR team is responsible for the area bounded by Indian Arm on the west, Pitt Lake on the east, Garibaldi Provincial Park to the north, and the Fraser River to the south. Michael also regularly shares his thoughts on SAR issues on his blog, Oplopanax Horridus. Continue reading “Meet 105 Hikes’ cast of contributors”→