Changing of the Guard
On December 31, 2020, my 2-year term as Explorers Club Regional Director, BC / Yukon, Canadian Chapter, came to an end. I would like to seize this opportunity to formally welcome Sunniva Sorby MI’19, as the new Regional Director, BC / Yukon. Since I assumed the role in January 2019, among several other things, we endeavoured to create greater awareness in the community about the Explorers Club. We were able to achieve this prior to the global pandemic literally shut public gatherings down by presenting two public Explorers Talk events; one large event at the Vancouver Aquarium in November 2019 and another smaller one at the Fjallraven store in Vancouver during February 2020. I extend my deepest gratitude to the entire Executive Team of The Explorers Club Canadian Chapter. I can’t thank you all enough and I feel that I have made some lifelong friends in the process. In particular, to George Kourounis for his stalwart leadership and support. One of the benefits of this role was getting to know George on a deeper personal level.
It Takes a Village
I would also like to give a huge shout out to the following BC / Yukon Explorer Club members for their steadfast support, assistance, and encouragement over the past two years: Coleen Clancy, Rosemarie & Pat Keough MED’02, Maeva Gauthier TM’17, Lee Treloar MI’09, Craig Minielly MI’18, Phil Nuytten FI’85, Isabelle Groc FI’19, Jude Isabella FI’19, John Pollack FI’06, Ray Hyland MI’12, Cathie Hickson FI’05, David Byng FI’07, and Kathryn Britnell FI’19. Thank you, one and all!
I wish everyone and their families a safe 2021 and a swift end to this global pandemic so we can all more freely continue to exercise our instincts to explore.
With kind regards,
Jett Britnell, FI’16