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Raincoast Conservation Foundation and the "Raincoast Humpbacks"

It all started in the summer of 2018, when my wife and I received a call from our good friend Suze who lived on the west coast and is an dedicated advocate for the Raincoast Conservation Foundation. Suze was organizing a September trip onboard the Achiever; Raincoast’s Research sailing yacht, with some fellow real estate agents and was wondering if we wanted to join the group. September came quickly and we boarded our twin turboprop aircraft and took off for Bella Bella on the central west coast of British Columbia.Within a couple of days we were deep into the waterways of the Great Bear Rainforest. It wasn't difficult to find inspiration within this absolutely magnificent wilderness. As a wildlife conservation...

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The Opinicon Project

The Opinicon Project has a bit of a story behind it and brings me full circle from my high school days growing up in Gananoque which is just a short drive from Chaffey's Lock, where the Opinicon Lodge is located. Throughout the summer of 1979, our high school art teacher received a government grant to have his art class draw and create a calendar of several historic sites throughout the county. That summer I drew the Morton General Store, the Plum Hollow Cheese Factory and the Opinicon! So the Chaffey's Lock area has always been close to my heart and especially now that we own a cottage on Clear Lake, just a 10 minute boat ride from Chaffey's. The Opinicon was...

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