Antarctica or bust

Antarctica or bust As summer comes to an end, and the trip fee deadline draws closer, we are getting nervous about whether or not we will be able to make it aboard the M/V Ushuaia - the icebreaker that will hopefully carry us to the Antarctic Peninsula t

As summer comes to an end, and the trip fee deadline draws closer, we are getting nervous about whether or not we will be able to make it aboard the M/V Ushuaia – the icebreaker that will hopefully carry us to the Antarctic Peninsula this coming December.

Sabrina Clarke and myself have been accepted to the Students on Ice University Antarctic Expedition, which is an environmental science program that educates students from around the world on the impacts that humans have on our planet – particularly in the fragile polar regions.

This expedition would be an amazing opportunity for us young university students to have a learning experience of a lifetime, where we could be instructed on the natural sciences, research methods, and ways in which to create meaningful change in our community. It will truly be a life-changing experience.

There are certain individuals who have contributed to making this dream become a reality. Many Whitehorse citizens have donated time and money towards our cause just so they can see us participate in something they deem important. Local companies have also made such a commitment – especially Outside the Cube, a local agency that has helped raise awareness for our fundraiser, has advertised our campaign, assisted with social media promotion, and has generously sponsored us $1,000.

Outside the Cube challenges other businesses to match their sponsorship, and we will show off any companies who do. CAP Engineering, Laberge Environmental Services, and Environmental Logistics & Resources has already met their challenge and made their commitment to education and the environment.

Because of their generous support, Sabrina and I are both only $4,500 away from our goal of attending the expedition, and need one last push of community support to attend this Christmas.

If you are a community member and would like to help us out, or are a part of a business that would like to rise to Outside The Cube’s challenge, then please contact us at: psoppat@gmail.com.

Patrick Soprovich

Whitehorse

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