Today, we’re excited to announce that the Prince Albert Model Forest has been chosen as a 2019 The North Face Canada Explore Fund grant recipient! Thank you so much to summer student Aidan Wikenhauser for your work in writing this grant.
With the support of The North Face Canada, we will be seeking to reconnect Indigenous youth with their cultural ties to nature through the education and practice of sustainable land use, traditional outdoor activities, and education regarding woodland caribou….an exciting Northern Saskatchewan Woodland Caribou Excursion awaits us!
The Prince Albert Model Forest is one of 7 Explore Fund grantees this year across a diverse range of organizations helping to remove barriers to get people outside.
“For nearly 10 years, The North Face has been working to increase equity in the outdoors through the Explore Fund,” said Carl Bissonnette, Sr. Canadian Marketing Manager. “The Explore Fund searches out and supports organizations that use the power of exploration and the benefits of nature to strengthen communities around the country.”
The North Face has been encouraging exploration since the brand’s inception – from our national monuments to local parks and trails close to our backyards. Knowing that exploration can be a force for good, they created the Explore Fund in 2010 to build a movement of outdoor exploration and empower future explorers. Since then, they have granted $3.75 million to more than 600 programs across North America, helping people of all backgrounds and all experiences to explore the outdoors.
For more information, see https://www.thenorthface.com/en_ca/about-us/outdoor-exploration/explore-fund.html