The Big Picture Documentaries

PART 2: TECH TRAP
WHAT IF KIDS STOPPED PLAYING OUTSIDE?
With a plethora of electronic devices and technology at our fingertips, it can be easier to stay inside than head outdoors. But what if we stop going outside altogether? What if our children, the next generation, don’t grow up with an appreciation for nature? As the line between nature and technology blurs, how can we make sure that our children (and all of us) get the chance to unplug and get outside?
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We can do more together than we can alone. Whistler Blackcomb and the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation are proud to support the following organizations as part of our commitment to the future of skiing and snowboarding. Please consider making a donation toward positive change.

Stretch your contribution: For any donation made at the local level, the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation will match your dollars, up to $50,000 CAD, and will allocate those funds to the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation EnviroFund.

Whistler Outdoor School Program

(LOCAL)

The Outdoor Recreation and Leadership Program at Whistler Secondary School facilitates self-discovery and social development. The program strives to take time to appreciate our natural environment in BC by connecting with the land and the communities dependent upon it. Through adventure education, the program challenges students and groups while developing leadership skills and an understanding of self. Additionally, the program strives to nurture active and compassionate participants within the community.

Stretch your contribution: For any donation made at the local level, the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation will match your dollars, up to $50,000 CAD, and will allocate those funds to the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation EnviroFund.

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Pemberton Outdoor School Program

(LOCAL)

The Outdoor Program at Pemberton Secondary is designed for Grade 10 students. The course provides students with diverse, unique wilderness experiences, while also developing an outdoor skillset, teamwork, and leadership abilities. It is also hoped that students will gain an appreciation for the amazing area that we live in and all of the recreational possibilities available as part of a happy and healthy lifestyle.

Stretch your contribution: For any donation made at the local level, the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation will match your dollars, up to $50,000 CAD, and will allocate those funds to the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation EnviroFund.

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KidSport

(CANADA)

KidSport is a national not-for-profit organization that provides financial assistance for registration fees and equipment to kids aged 18 and under. Nationally, KidSport is comprised of a network of 11 provincial/territorial chapters and 178 community chapters. KidSport believes that no kid should be left on the sidelines and all should be given the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of organized sports. KidSport provides support to children in order to remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport.

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SOS Outreach

(UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)

Founded in 1993, SOS Outreach has served 50,000+ disadvantaged youth for over 23 years by engaging participants in a sports based leadership development curriculum. Since inception, SOS has witnessed significant growth in participant numbers and expanded across winter and summer adventure sports. SOS Outreach creates unique opportunities for 5,000 youth annually to succeed by combining positive adult mentorship, service learning and leadership development all rooted in outdoor adventure sports that create a strong support system for youth in need.
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The Big Picture Documentaries

Watch the rest of the series
PART 1: CONFLICTED OBSESSIONS
IS OUR THIRST FOR ADVENTURE THREATENING OUR ENVIRONMENT? Watch Now
PART 3: PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES
IS THE PULL OF THE BACKCOUNTRY PUSHING OUR LIMITS? Watch Now
PART 4: SURVIVE OR THRIVE
WHAT’S THE FUTURE OF SKI RESORTS? Watch Now

 

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