Meet our newest Adopt-a-Spirit Bear Champions and their two bears: Cimarron and Colt.
The Spirit Bear Youth Coalition salutes our champions at Cimarron Middle School who have symbolically adopted two spirit bears. Each student in grade eight Language Arts with Renee Lewis, Andy Levine and Sadie Levine – along with everyone in Parker, CO, who supported them – are true heroes for the spirit bear.
The remarkable generosity of this group has enabled us to advocate for creating British Columbia’s first wildlife sanctuary – one that protects all bears on the BC coast from trophy hunting and, in the doing, helps safeguard the gene pool of the unique, endangered Kermode subspecies.
By taking a leadership role in this issue, Cimarron and the community of Parker have not only strengthened the voice of Cimarron and Colt, but also the voice of every remaining spirit bear.
Equally, the funds raised by Cimarron Middle School to adopt their two bears have immeasurably aided our volunteer-run efforts to speak to thousands of citizens, mobilize all stakeholders, facilitate debate on the issue across Canada and articulate our solution-based approach to saving the spirit bear with every decision maker at all levels.
We celebrate Cimarron today and encourage you to join them in our Adopt-a-Spirit Bear Honour Roll.
Every voice counts. Every voice matters. And with every added voice, we are one step closer to saving the spirit bear.
Thank you Cimarron Middle School, on behalf of all of us at the Spirit Bear Youth Coalition, and thanks to all of our adopters: the spirit bear’s future is much brighter because of you.