C4 Challenge #37 - Connection
Remembering and honoring those who have passed.
On 27 October 2011, an epic rescue mission was conducted near Igloolic, Nunavut to save two Inuit walrus hunters that got caught in a storm out at sea. The story is covered in a podcast called “Rescue” produced by Sony Music Entertainment and hosted by Donny Dust. The episode is called “Leave No One Behind” published on 27 November 2023 and I would encourage you to listen to it now before continuing.
Years prior in 2003, I would meet Janick Gilbert in Jarvis Lake, Alberta on the Search and Rescue Technician selection. It is a grueling 17 days of proving your worth and competing for a spot on the year long course to become a SAR Tech. Janick, who was born and raised in Quebec, didn’t speak a word of English. But at the end of the 17 days, both he and I would be 2 of the 13 chosen from the 30+ candidates. When we met again in Comox at the start of the SAR Tech course, Janick had learned to speak English…and it turned out, he was a card!