Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Samantha's Quest of a Lifetime

Q is for Quest

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce a high school student from Powell River, BC, who dreams of going on a personal quest to Antarctica as part of an educational program called Students on Ice to learn about environmental issues and climate change. I wish I had embarked on such an opportunity.

I read about Samantha's quest in an article in the Powell River Peak. You can read the article and see her picture here. Samantha said:
I am excited and inspired by the natural environment and think it is important for my generation to learn about sustainability and climate change. I think that the hands-on learning of the expedition will teach me about world issues in a new and different way, and I want to be able to share what I learn with other students at my school and in the community when I get back.
The expedition will be from December 27, 2013 to January 10, 2014.  Samantha has a fundraising goal of $15,000 to become one of a select group of 70 students from around the world.

Samantha is a community oriented grade 11 student, and is using money from her summer job to help pay her own way. Wayne and I decided immediately we wanted to donate to help Samantha with her quest. If you would like to help, go to and use the donate button. Write in the message/instruction box that the donation is for Samantha (her last name is in the Peak article). The Students on Ice Foundation is a registered Canadian charity. Donations over $100 receive a tax receipt, but all donations will help this deserving girl on a quest. -- Margy


  1. Quite an adventurer she is! The best to her!

  2. That's a fascinating quest of hers!! It would be such a trip of a lifetime for a young person with such goals. Thanks for your visit, I so enjoyed your comment about your horse--very funny.

  3. What an ambition. I think it is very important for young students to go and learn outside the classroom setting. I hope she reaches her quest goal soon. I am sure there is much to learn.

  4. Wonderful that young people go on a quest to examine the climate.
    Have a great week.
    Wil, ABCW Team.

  5. Good luck to Samantha and her quest of going to Antarctica.

  6. Certainly very interesting but very cold for me !

  7. Go Samantha! More power to you. MB

  8. Thanks everyone for commenting on Samantha's quest. I'll give everyone an update if she makes it all the way to Antarctica. - Margy