Extreme is looking for bright, talented, highly energized people to launch
new programs and develop their future with us.We need your contact information. Take a second to say hello!
Recent employment history, and education is helpful, but not necessary.
Don’t have a résumé? Want to Volunteer? Do you know someone that might
be interested? What are YOUR skills? Not sure if you're qualified? - for
crying out loud, what's stopping you from applying? Remember, learning
is not a spectator sport - Contact Us Today!
Autonomy is something we all strive for. BC Extreme encourages people
to be who they want to be. This is what makes us unique – our people.
As Director, I offer you an opportunity, a chance of a lifetime: follow
your dreams, help someone, and make a difference in this world of ours.
Listen - opportunity could be knocking very softly. The time is now! This
is BC Extreme… WELCOME!
About Our Team
For starters, take our team of guides. They are an essential - and exclusive
- feature of your BC Extreme adventure. Coaches, wilderness experts, childcare
specialists, marriage counselors, teachers, chefs... are all professionals
in their fields. They're on hand to share every moment of your BC Extreme
adventure. You'll see - after just a few days, you'll be calling them
friends. Nobody knows BC Extreme better than they do. Highly qualified
guidance counselors grow our adventurers into lifetime members. Success
is earned and means teamwork. Remember to underpromise and overdeliver.
Think of "our" Canadians as motivators and experts in "de-stress."
Our Program Director, Mark McLennan, has a proven track record with kids.
“Mr. Mark” has been organizing adventures for all ages for over ten years.
The human resources department of the Vancouver School Board had the following
"Mr. Mark is well known by the Vancouver School Board. He was
a highly respected member of our Urgent Intervention Team”.
Mark is also a Principal with TLC Canada, an organization specializing
in Employee Assistance Programs and Corporate Training Programs.
McLennan, better known as “Mr. Mark” or "on your Mark" with BC
Extreme, injects his genuine endorphin releasing formula into everything
he does. Mark's background is diverse as it is exciting. He's traveled
extensively through Asia, Africa and Europe working with various
communities. Locally his career has allowed him to be involved
with the arts, at-risk-youth and Outward Bound type programs. He
was member of the Urgent Intervention Team with the Vancouver School
Board, and has assisted in the development of employee assistance
programs (EAP). More recently, Mark managed a human resources department
for an international software company.
in Vancouver, Kinley has always been intrigued by the wonders
of BC's Wild West Coast. From small beginnings as a child explorer
of marine tide pools to her present day unquenchable thirst for
adventure, 'out there, doing stuff' is what she lives for; may
it be backcountry ski and snowboarding, whitewater rafting, rock
climbing among other outdoor pursuits. Kinley is a welcome member
of the BC Extreme
moved to British Columbia from Ontario after completing her Bachelors
Degree in Sociology/Anthropology at Carleton University in Ottawa.
She decided to join her family on the West Coast after hearing
about how amazing it was. She maintains an active lifestyle while
residing in the Lower Mainland, teaching skiing to people of all
ages during the winter season and enjoying the outdoors during
the summer months. She is currently in the process of pursuing
a career with the RCMP and upgrading her educational background.
has been developing and delivering dynamic education experiences
for over 5 years. He uses non-traditional educational models for
maximum impact, because learning is not passive, first and foremost
it is active. He has developed programs for the Vancouver Aquarium,
The Vancouver Art Gallery and delivered workshops all over B.C.
He is a Senior Staff Member with Rainbow Youth Excellence Society,
program director for Vancouver Youth Theatre and was an Artist
in Residence for Art Starts in Schools this past spring. Ryan currently
attends SFU in their communications program and in the fall will
be going on exchange to Amsterdam. An avid cyclist and improviser,
learner and educator, and a martial arts enthusiast, Ryan is very
excited to be part of the BC Extreme
has an amazing passion and awareness for exploring the environment.
She shares her knowledge openly, which has led her on some magical
journeys. She is up for anything - whether it is leading a dynamic
yoga class, sharing her wisdom of the planet's fascinating pre-history,
or inventing a new water sport! Treading lightly on the earth is
a motto Angela embodies and sharing the message of compassion is
what she loves to do. Angela is as rare as a warm midnight summer
breeze. She is an incredible contributor and we throw our arms
out in appreciation for everything that she brings to the BC Extreme
has just completed her MSc at the University of Edinburgh (Scotland)
in Environmental Sustainability which is basically the study of
the economic, social and environmental issues of sustainable development.
She also did a BSc at Simon Fraser University in Environmental
Jessica worked for about 6 years teaching snowboarding and
did a volunteer internship with Conservation Mexico in Monterrey,
Mexico. She has an absolute passion for the outdoors, nature
and loves to ski, snowboard, hike and paddle. Jessica says
she loves to travel and has gone on trips to Mexico, Peru,
China, Italy, and now Scotland. In Jessica's own words: "If
I could spend my life working to improve the environment and
seeing the most of the world that I can I'll be a happy little
camper. Feel free to say anything about me you want, I trust
and so we did:
The BC Extreme Team sure loves our Jessica.
She's a one of a kind!
She's a trooper
and one tough lady to find!
WE MISS YOU!
is an experienced outdoor enthusiast from North Vancouver, BC.
He has been hiking, backpacking, and orienteering for over ten
years, and has climbed throughout the Coast Mountains, the Rockies,
and the North Cascades. He has done several long adventure/endurance
races, and is highly experienced at technical mountain biking,
sea kayaking, and canoeing. Andrew has Advanced Wilderness First
Aid and is trained in Avalanche Safety and Rescue. Whether on a
steep alpine climb, a cool glacier, or in a quiet forest Andrew
enjoys to just “get out there”, and loves to share
his passion with others. We are pleased to welcome Andrew as one
of the youngest members of the BC Extreme
her perpetual zest for adventure, the spunky Jan can often be found
whittling away her free time by challenging herself on the rock-climbing
crags of Squamish during those long hazy days of summer or aiming
toward her next snow-capped peak in the winter backcountry, letting
nothing get in her way. Not only an avid rock climber and mountaineer,
she is also a kayaker, a telemark skier, and, well, anything as
long as it means being outdoors and active. Jan also sports a strong
biological background, with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree
in Biology and a Master of Science in Cardiovascular Diving Physiology
(her study animal being Stellar sea lions). Jan treasures every
opportunity to share her experiences of the inner strength, confidence,
and boundless freedom that the wilderness has given her with anyone
who is willing to accept that anyone can achieve these entities.
has her Bachelor Degree in Education (University of Alberta) and
Physical Education (University of Toronto). For 10 years she was
a nationally ranked athlete, competing internationally in Modern
Pentathalon (equestrian jumping, shooting, swimming, fencing and
running). For the last five years she has worked around the world
as an international teacher, teaching Phys. Ed. and Japanese and
coaching swimming, soccer and volleyball. While on this journey,
the world was Janine’s playground… she took on Mount
Fuji, ran a marathon in New Zealand and obtained her Rescue Diver
status in the Philippines. After recently returning to Canada from
Australia and Africa, Janine has made the North Shore her new playground
and enjoys running, snowboarding, playing ultimate and doing the
occasional Grouse Grind. Janine’s infectious enthusiasm for
life is an inspiration to anyone who meets her. She gets a kick
out of motivating others and is passionate about helping them reach
their goals. Janine’s motto is…Live the life you love!
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Our Villages and Private Island
Our mountain and coastal villages are rustic and charming. Perhaps
our destination is thirty minutes from Vancouver by car, or found
by flying into the most remote and pristine locations. What about staying
on our private island?? The Island is 39 acres of ancient rain
on the rocky Howe Sound coast, with some sandy beaches and two unique
houses. The stone house was built in the 1930's and the log house
late 1920's. Our 75-foot Sailboat-Marine-Laboratory is unforgettable.
Jump in our kayaks or voyager canoes and partake in our many educational
experiences: touring historic native villages, climbing glaciers, rock
faces, caving, who says the sky's the limit?
Links - People that we know and trust!
We are pleased to be aligned with our sponsors who share our values
and visions. Each have contributed generously to our cause - we thank
Not For Profit
Since we concentrate on service, not on profits, we describe ourselves as
being a “not-for-profit” organization. This should not be confused with
a “non-profit” organization, such as a charity, which does not try to
make money at all.
We strive to strike a balance: it is necessary to remain financially
healthy and vibrant in order to continue to provide services to those
who are less fortunate. No one is turned away due to inability to pay.
BC extreme is guided by the following values:
conduct ourselves ethically and with integrity.
show respect for others in our words and actions.
act in the spirit of community and co-operation.
respect and protect our natural environment.
strive for personal growth and continual learning.
409-2173 West 6th
Vancouver, British Columbia