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They say a picture is worth a thousand words…..

….but how many words is an unforgettable experience worth?
Tonight is the opening night for the Glacier Adventure Stewardship Program (GASP) photography exhibit at Revelstoke Art Gallery, and I’m looking forward to seeing how a group of high school students can express a weekend’s worth of learning, adventure seeking, and experience building in just a few photos.
GASP is an opportunity for high school students in grade 9 and 10 to participate in 15 hours worth of stewardship activities, and take part in a back country adventure trip over the course of 3 days. The students are guided by a coordinator, Parks Canada employees, skill specific volunteers, and grade 11 students who have been through the GASP program in previous years. The weekend is meant to teach them skills in back country hiking, topographic map skills and guiding, GPS guiding, tree identification, fire building, team building, communication, leadership, and of course: photography (just to name a few).
With a weekend that’s so jam packed full positive experiences, how can one photo possibly bring this experience to life? The participating students took a number of photos that weekend and with the help of a skilled photographer, they chose one photo which best captured their experience. These are the photos that will be on display.
If you are curious to see and share these experiences with these young leaders and stewards please join us tonight from 6-9pm for opening night at the Revelstoke Art Gallery (320 Wilson St.). This is a free event.
The photos will be on display as part of the “Art in the Park” series which runs from November 4th – 25th.
For more on the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre click here
If you’d like to learn more about GASP, check out the page here
Hope to see you there!

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