Staff Spotlight: Eleanor Kure

Where are you from and how long have you been with ECO

Originally fromToronto, Eleanor left the Big Smoke to look for more nature. After a time inGuelph,Ontario, she left again and found her happy days inNova Scotia, Thanks to the ocean, the rocks, and sea kayaking.  Paddling since 2005, Eleanor has been training, guiding, playing and instructing with ECO since 2010.

 

Favorite TV Show: Flight of The Concords

Favorite Artist: Modigliani

Favorite art form: Batik

Favorite Book: Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy

Your Favorite Guide:  David Suzuki (I think he counts as an all-around Guide to the Environment…otherwise Pema Chodron…Life-Guide!)

 

Best Life Experience: Paddling alongside, over top and among Pilot whales for hours at a time…x6 times! –I am hooked and want more of that!

 

BestNova ScotiaExperience: Paddling in large swell, alongside the Cape Breton Highlands, with the sunset glinting off the ripples in the water; blindingly beautiful.

 

Certifications/degrees: PC Skills Level 2 and Instructor for Intro and Level One. WRFA.

 

Why do you love to guide/instruct?

 

It keeps me on my toes, continually improving my paddling skills, and allows me to meet tons of nice Folks. I love the community of paddlers we have here, and really enjoy training with my friends…and then spreading the fun to new people!

 

Number one item off bucket list:

 

I don’t have a bucket list; I’m simply living each day to my fullest capabilities; I jump for every opportunity I can, and I am always planning my next adventure and the one after that…my current adventure schemes are paddling trips to Quirpon Island, NL and Haida Gwaii, BC.

 

Personal Statement: Choose Happiness.

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