Rachelle Van Zanten

Rachelle Van Zanten

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November 18, 2010

November 18, 2010

Wort Hotel
50 North Glenwood Street
Jackson Hole, WY
www.worthotel.com

November 16, 2010

Haida Gwaii South to Ventura

The northwest coast of british columbia lifted me, shook me, and left me floating. The storms were powerful beyond belief but left us with rainbows, fluffy clouds, and beautiful surfing waves the day following. At one point the winds were 120 km/hr and I feared for my life but after being reassured repeatedly that the cabin would remain rooted in the ground I relaxed with a glass of blueberry wine.
Since the shows on Haida Gwaii, I have drifted south and joined forces with the Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition (www.skeenawatershed.com). We drove for 5 days straight picking up powerhouse leader, Shannon McPhail, and Patagonia's activist of the year, Ali Howard, along the way. Our most southern goal was Ventura, California which is where I currently abide. We have hit the waves with slight grace, ate incredible local food, and supped delicate micro brews while preparing to rock Patagonia with the film, "Awakening the Skeena". The company's founder and owner, Yvon Chouinard, took us on a tour of the headquarters which then opened our eyes to the greatness of the company's ethics and policies. Free daycare and after school care were the shocker for me while the surf board manufacturing building was the highlight.
So it is early and the kids are surfing which is where I should be. We are on our way to Jackson now so that means many hours in the truck again. Gotta be free.

November 15, 2010

November 15, 2010

Awakening of the Skeena Film Premiere
Patagonia Store
259 W Santa Clara
Ventura, CA


November 8, 2010

Haida Gwaii to California

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvj0g-tdZDo&feature=related

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