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a deeper dive into the kicksled revolution

a deeper dive into the kicksled revolution

The Kicksled Revolution is #YukonFamous! Thank you to Gabrielle Dupont for a lovely recollection of my longwinded storytelling, Emily Sheff for the action photos, and What's Up Yukon for declaring 2017 Year of the Kicksled Revolution! That's a bold proclamation and prediction that we hope comes to pass! But what exactly *is* the Kicksled Revolution? It's more than Anne hustling Finnish kicksleds out of a friend's garage downtown. Yet even after talking about the Kicksled Revolution for seven years, the concept is still nebulous. I've used it as a metaphor or catch-all term for self sufficiency and community resilience, for...

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sweet kicksled memories - Kickering in the Kootenays

sweet kicksled memories - Kickering in the Kootenays

painting by Anna Emilia annaemilia.com   We are so happy that a quick interview and kicksled demonstration on sloppy late October snow conditions made it on the people's radio clear across the country! CBC Radio from the Yukon and Manitoba conspired to interview me and some of my dearest kicksled friends (Joc and Doon) about the joys of kicksled commuting! Since the program aired nationally and traveled great distances on social media, I have received inquiries and lovely messages from Canadians near and far, cheering for the Kicksled Revolution. One exchange was particularly touching and inspiring, and helped me imagine...

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KICKSLED REVOLUTION - sparking a movement

KICKSLED REVOLUTION - sparking a movement

THANK YOUs Welcome and thank you for visiting! I am so excited to say that the Kicksled Revolution has begun! The seacan arrived on Thursday, October 17 and was moved to its final destination a few days later... then lots of unloading and transporting and organizing and reloading of the awesome cargo! Big shout out and gratitude to Marko Stefanovic of UPV Global and seacans.ca for helping coordinate logistics and for unloading the very heavy container off the highboy trailer (and for texting me when it was done!). Thank you to John McNab, David Gendron, Philippe LeBlond, Adam Winters, John...

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