Donated Back Country Opportunity

Have you dreamed of reconnecting with nature through an overnight camping opportunity? Has funding prevented you from being able to experience a back-country opportunity? Last year (2014) the West Kelowna Professional Firefighters (Local 4457) donated the trip of a lifetime to one lucky individual, enabling Brian Burke to fulfill his dream. Brian ascended the Whalesback trail at Takkakaw Falls through the dedicated efforts of CRIS and the West Kelowna Professional Firefighters. The hike enabled breath taking views and created everlasting memories for Brian and those involved with the experience. Based on the success and enjoyment of everyone involved, this amazing group of individuals has decided to provide another opportunity for one deserving individual in the Summer of 2015.

Check out a short clip from Brian’s Trip here!!

The Details: The West Kelowna Professional Firefighters (Local 4457) have donated the funds required to provide a 3-4 day wilderness adventure for one lucky participant. The West Kelowna Professional Firefighters (local 4457) members together with CRIS Adaptive Adventures will select one person who will spend up to 4 days with a group of West Kelowna Firefighters and your CRIS backcountry guides on an amazing WILDERNESS EXPERIENCE. The West Kelowna firefighters will cover costs related to food, park fees, accommodation, guides, volunteers, camping supplies and activity equipment. Important to note, this will be a CRIS organized and supported trip.crisWhat is required? This trip is open to those who can demonstrate why they should be selected for the opportunity to have a wilderness experience with a group of firefighters. In order to allow us to select the person who will receive this awesome opportunity we will require a short letter (which can be emailed to stating why you would be a good candidate (why should you be chosen for this opportunity and what would it mean to you) as well as a request as to where you may like to go (within the BC interior).

When: The date of this trip will be July, August, or September of 2015 (depending on activity, location and schedules). This trip can either be a hike or a kayak (depending upon your preferences and feasibility). In order to be considered for this trip we must receive your letter telling us why you would be the best choice no later than February 15, 2015.SONY DSCAdditional Information: The specific details will be worked out with the lucky individual who is selected to partake in this opportunity. If you decide that you would like to go on this trip you must be comfortable with having your picture taken as well as being videotaped for promotional material and be willing to participate in any media related opportunities!

If you have any questions please contact us at or (250) 979-3941SONY DSC