Mason was the first person that came to mind when I heard that I had the opportunity to create a ski with RMU. Mason has a great eye for textures in our environment and I really respect him as a person and photographer.I’ve always appreciated the depth of texture and colour that exist within the glaciers of the Coastal Range. These glaciers also hold an immense amount of fresh and ancient water that sustains life for the wildlife and people of the area. Not only does it play a major contributing role to our survival, but it also provides us with the playground that we have the pleasure of interacting with. Whether you’re on the mountains, in/on the rivers, lakes and ocean, it’s the glaciers that are ensuring that we have continuous water flow throughout the year.It’s easy to take water for granted and I believe it’s important for us to give thanks to the clean water in our region.
With regards to raising awareness about clean drinking water, I think it’s important to note the following:
Access to sufficient, affordable, and safe drinking water and adequate sanitation is easy for most Canadians. But this is not true for many First Nations indigenous persons. In stark contrast, the water supplied to many First Nations communities on lands known as reserves iscontaminated, hard to access, or at risk due to faulty treatment systems. The government regulates water quality for off-reserve communities, but has no binding regulations for water on First Nations reserves. Drinking water advisories alert communities when their water is not safe to drink. In Canada, these advisories are highly concentrated in First Nations communities