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Time to dust off the paddle, apply the sunscreen, and lace up your boots. Connected In Motion’s summer Adventure season is upon us. This will prove to be our busiest and ambitious summer to date. We are sending out 5 backcountry trips, totalling 28 days and over 200km of wilderness travel, with spots for 70 participants.

Still haven’t signed up? Here’s a preview of what, where and when we are heading out to help with your decision making. Act now, as spots are limited, and time is ticking.2015-08-AnnualCanoe-Pics15

The 5.5er Canoe Trip – June 23rd – 26th, Algonquin Park.
This is a chance for a Type 1 group to show off to their 5.5er just how great the Connected In Motion community is. Meeting at the Rain Lake access point, for three nights of paddle and portage. Perfect for anyone from the “active beginner” to the Algonquin expert, and anyone with Type 1 diabetes wanting to experience the wilderness with someone close to them.

The Annual Canoe Trip – July 14th– 17th, Algonquin Park.
Calling all T1D adventurers! This trip is an exclusive engagement for adults living with Type 1 diabetes for a unique chance to connect and share experiences and strategies, all while exploring the western highlands of Algonquin. Meeting at the Rain Lake access point, for three nights of paddle and portage. Perfect for anyone from the “active beginner” to the Algonquin expert, and anyone wanting to connect with a Type 1 group.

The Transition Canoe Trip – July 18th – 20th, Algonquin Park.
This is a brand new addition to the CIM Adventure Series! This is aimed at youth ages 15-19 who are getting ready to transition to independence as an adult with Type 1 diabetes. We are inviting members of the CIM community to come along as mentors, to share their experiences moving from the pediatric clinic to a life without limits. Meeting at the Rain Lake access point, for a two nights of paddle and portage. Perfect for youth looking to grow into adventurers, and mentors with a story to tell.

The Extended Canoe Trip – July 22nd – 30th, Killarney Provincial Park.
Back by popular demand! The extended canoe trip is a chance to spend a little more time in the wilderness. We push a little further, a little harder than the other trips. This year we are travelling through the northern half of Killarney, with a highlight certainly to be the crystal clear waters of elevated Nellie Lake. This will be 7 nights of paddle and portage. Perfect for the canoe trip veteran who wants to see sights of the unbeaten path.

Team CIM 2016 – Newfoundland Hiking Trip – August 5th – August 13th, Gros Morne National Park.
This is a brand new addition to the CIM Adventure Series! Hardy individuals passionate about adventure and diabetes advocacy, submitted an application to be a part of the first ever Team CIM. This year we are hiking the grueling Long Range Traverse in Gros Morne, Newfoundland. Team CIM is designed to showcase life without Type 1 diabetes limits, as each year we take on a different wilderness challenge from across Canada and beyond. Team members have already been selected for 2016, but keep an eye out for the 2017 edition of Team CIM!

The gear is sorted, the tents washed, and hammocks are ready to be hung.
CIM is ready for adventure and we hope you are too!