Thanks to the the amazing fundraising efforts of #TeamCIM at Ottawa Race Weekend in May, Connected in Motion is able to offer scholarship opportunities to individuals who may otherwise be unable to join us during our summer adventure series. We have a limited number of spaces available on each trip so don’t delay in getting in touch if you’re able to join!
Dates: Wednesday July 15 (Evening Arrival) – Sunday July 19 (Lunchtime Departure)
Scholarship Opportunity: In total, CIM has 4, $300 scholarships available. The total trip cost will be $100, plus transportation to and from Lake Louise.
What is included? The Lake O’Hara Trip includes one night accommodation at the Lake Louise Hostel and three nights of tent camping at the Lake O’Hara Campground. National Park Pass permits, camping permits, hiking permits, and bus shuttle fees (from the Lake O’Hara parking lot) are included. All food (Wednesday evening through Sunday lunch) is included, along with all of the group gear (tents, stoves, cooking equipment, water filtration, etc.) will be provided by CIM. All you need is a sleeping bag and sleeping pad (Don’t have ’em? Let us know – we can help!), day pack, hiking gear (shoes, clothes, water bottle, etc), and transportation to Lake Louise.
Trip Details: This trip will include base camping at the Lake O’Hara Campground. Trip Gear (to a maximum of 50lbs per person) will be transported (along with our hiking team!) from the Lake O’Hara Parking Lot to the Lake O’Hara Campground on the morning of Thursday July 16. We will be exploring the region via day trips Thursday through Saturday, returning out to the parking lot via bus on Sunday July 19th.
Bus, you say? Beautiful Lake O’Hara is located at the end of a 11km remarkably unscenic and generally uphill logging road. The bus trip will eliminate the need for participants to hike gear in, and will leave more time for exploring the stunning hiking trails. The bus trip in also means that participants do not require any special backpacking gear – You can pack in a duffle bag, bring along a solid day pack, and be totally fine!
This trip is currently open to Adults living with Type 1 diabetes. CIM will provide experiential diabetes education opportunities throughout the program and ensure that everyone learns some tips and tricks for making life with diabetes just a little bit easier. (There may be opportunities for 5.5ers – loved ones without Type 1 diabetes – to join in on this trip. Want to learn more? Get in touch.)
See you on the trails!