August 17 2009 » SWCC in the NewsSkeena Swim » CFTK Television
Ali Howard Completes Her Epic Swim
Mon, 2009-08-17 08:03.
It began nearly four weeks ago in the Sacred Headwaters — and ended Saturday at the North Pacific Cannery at Port Edward.
Ali Howard’s 610-kilometer “Spirit of the Skeena” swim finally concluded as she rode the tide up to the dock area near the cannery, with over 100 supporters cheering her on.
Howard’s goal all along was to try to focus attention on the Skeena River, and to help unite the people living along its banks in a common cause to keep it healthy and vibrant.
She also wanted to show people what one person can accomplish.
“I think anybody can make a difference by finding something they really believe in and are passionate about, and devoting time to that, an appreciation for that, and then sharing that with others,” said Howard.
After her welcome at the cannery, Howard and her entourage drove into Prince Rupert, for an evening celebration at the Nisga’a Hall.
John Crawford — Terrace; reported by Gilda Diaz (Kitsumkalum) and Sahar Nassimdoost (Port Edward)