2015 was a year of firsts for the Connected in Motion – giving Winter Slipstream at Camp Kandalore a try, heading to Squamish, BC to the Cheakamus Centre for Western Slipstream, and expanding to the US, exploring Camp Emerald Bay on Catalina Island for SoCal Slipstream. We also had the chance to revisit some of our favourite adventures of the past – heading back to Lake O’Hara in Alberta and Garibaldi Provincial Park in BC for the first time since 2010. We paddled the lakes of Algonquin, we watched the Northern Lights from our canoes, and we perfected our backcountry cooking over campfires. Throughout the year, we breathed new life into Type 1 diabetes education. The Type 1 community grew and thrived – We learned what it means to live life without limits, we explored the edge of our comfort zones, and we redefined what it means to live with Type 1 diabetes.
As we wrap up 2015 and get stoked for 2016, have a look back at our blog recaps of an amazing year in the Slipstream. For the CIM community, 2015 was filled with sand, sun, forests, waves, fish, snowflakes, polar bear dips, SUP, hiking, rappelling swimming, snorkelling, campfires, kayaking, and Type 1 diabetes connections.
Thank you to everyone who made 2015 all that it was. Whether you joined the CIM community for the first time, or were a veteran in the Slipstream, you helped make this year one to remember. To our donors, our volunteers, our sponsors, and our community partners – We are grateful for the love and support you have shown to the Type 1 community. For you, we say thank you.
Don’t forget, there is still a chance to help us make 2016 awesome, and get a 2015 tax receipt while you’re at it! Any donations made to CIM by the end of the evening, December 31, 2015 will be issued a 2015 tax receipt.