Introducing the SLLP bloggers

Three of the eleven participants are going to share their experience with you. Find out who they are...

There are 11 participants on the 2009 Sustainable Living Leadership Program (SLLP) who represent the Upper, Mid and Lower Fraser River. Three of these participants have agreed to blog about their experience as we journey down the Fraser River.

Mike LaPointe is from the Stellaten First Nation near Fraser Lake, which is in the Nechako Rivershed. He is working towards a guiding certificate for whitewater rafting, as he will be working with others in his community to develop a eco-tourism based rafting program.

Kayla McColl is from Quesnel, which is in the Quesnel Rivershed. She will be entering her fourth year of studies at Emily Carr in September. Fraser RiverKayla translates her artistic eye not only through photos but also sketches, watercolour prints and the multitude of patterns found in nature.

Michelle Nickerson lives in the Coquitlam Rivershed, and her work with independent power projects (IPPs) allows her to work within many riversheds in southern British Columbia. Michelle is willing to climbs trees to put up a tarp and knows the words to almost every imaginable song.

I’m Glenda, the fourth SLLP blogger and also a facilitator with the program. I live in Prince George, which is at the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako Rivers, and also the boundary between the Nechako and Fraser Headwaters Regions. I hope you enjoy travelling down the river with us.