Connecting Communities in the Arctic

Since its establishment in 2007, One Ocean Expeditions has been contributing to programs in Arctic communities aligned with the company’s core values of education, exploration, science, socioeconomic development, and sustainable tourism.

In 2017, One Ocean Expeditions announced a partnership with the Recreation and Parks Association of Nunavut (RPAN), a not-for-profit sport and recreation program focused on leadership training and mentorship that supports emerging young leaders in Nunavut.

Working steadfastly with partners and government to advocate territorial support for healthy and active communities through recreation, RPAN was pleased to connect with the One Ocean Expeditions team during their ‘Get Happy’ Summer Day Camp program in Pond Inlet this summer. During the community visit, a baseball game was organized bringing together OOE staff and passengers with the day-camp participants. Youth leaders from RPAN were also welcomed on board for a ship tour and conversation with the One Oceans Expeditions staff .

A community baseball game. Image by Roger Pimenta

“Partnering with One Ocean Expeditions makes a difference in the communities and lives of Nunavummiut. Together we support healthier and more active communities,” said Dawn Currie, Executive Director of RPAN. “OOE’s ongoing support provides increased opportunities for emerging leaders to develop skills, identify career paths, be part of a successful team and feel valued in their communities.”

The Canadian Parks and Recreation Association will be awarding a special One Ocean Expeditions Youth Leader Award at the Recreation and Parks Awards Gala happening in October 2018. One Ocean Expeditions is tremendously excited about the opportunity to not only support northern communities but to honour the commitment of a young leader involved in sports and recreation in those areas.

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