TORONTO, June 19, 2012 /CNW/ - On Wednesday June 27, ten Canadian women
will compete in the world's longest annual canoe and kayak race to
raise awareness and funds for Outward Bound Canada's (OBC) Women of Courage program.
"The team has committed to a rigorous training schedule and we have
pledged to raise $10,000 to support OBC's Women of Courage program"
said Charlotte Jacklein, leader of the Yukon River Quest Outward Bound
For the second year, the team will compete to raise funds and awareness
for the program, which provides women survivors of abuse the
opportunity to experience adventure and challenge in the wilderness.
According to Jacklein, "Women of Courage programs offer a powerful
opportunity for survivors to develop self-confidence, resilience and
escape the cycle of abuse".
The OBC team is participating in the 740km marathon race on the Yukon
River from Whitehorse to Dawson City. The team, comprised of current
and former OBC instructors, must complete the race in under 72 hours.
SOURCE Outward Bound Canada
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