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Tag: Canadian Wildlife Federation


University of Puget Sound grad, Crystal Mountain ski patrol member to row across Atlantic Ocean

OAR Northwest is returning to its roots to complete its crew for a transatlantic row later this year.

Captain Jordan Hanssen said the team added former University of Puget Sound rower Pat Fleming for the Canadian Wildlife Federation Africa to the Americas expedition.

Hanssen is a former UPS graduate who formed OAR Northwest with three college friends to row in a race from New York to the United Kingdom in 2006. The 2006 team won the race and earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records. Hanssen’s book on the expedition, “Rowing into the Son” (The

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OAR Northwest finds title sponsor in Canadian Wildlife Federation

From OAR Northwest:

Ocean adventure rowing and adventure education organization, OAR Northwest,is pleased to announce a title sponsorship agreement with the Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF).
CWF’s presence will be immediately felt and recognized as they come aboard for the next two ocean rowingexpeditions: a 750-mile circumnavigation of Vancouver Island (April 2012), and later for the December 2012trans-Atlantic expedition. Both will connect the ocean rowing craft to classrooms and communities in Liberia,Venezuela, and the Pacific Northwest.

CWF will be integral to OAR Northwest expeditions and programming, facilitating financing andorganizational support toward outfitting “the world’s most technologically advanced rowboat.”

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