2017 saw Nahanni Wild accomplish a great deal as a business, growing our operation and increasing our contributions to conservation initiatives. But in light of the revelations across industries in 2017 it was time to make sure our own house was in order. Ensuring a safe, respectful work environment is essential if we are to realize our vision as a progressive business affecting positive change.
In my grandmother’s kitchen sat the largest green bottle of Palmolive you can imagine. To this day, the smell green apple or the sight of its weird green pantone transports me right back to Northern Ontario. We would visit for a couple of weeks in the summer while Dad was guiding and doing the dishes was delegated to the grandkids. In my mind, dealing with this giant slippery bottle was on par with wrestling my first lake-trout into a canoe. True heroics!
Each summer it is our privilege to guide expeditions, sharing remote corners of Canada's North. We know these are big trips, likely the adventure of a lifetime. The destination, your guides and an impeccable menu are the foundation of a successful expedition. But once you are out on trip it is often the small things that help make a portage comfortable and that boost your confidence before a big rapid. Our commitment to quality means no detail is overlooked and we have sourced the finest equipment made.
There is a difference between doing something and living something. I believe that when you are living you are filling the moment. You are finding a way to take it all in and you develop another sense. With a day’s tasks piling up it can be hard get beyond simply doing. As I work to share who we are as a company and as a family the to-do lists can seem endless. But of the blue it can become something beautiful.