Meet our newest Adopt-a-Spirit Bear Champions and their spirit bear: Lightning Stryke.
The Spirit Bear Youth Coalition salutes our champions at Hunting Hills High School in Red Deer, Alberta, who have symbolically adopted a spirit bear. Each student at the school, but most especially the environment club members and its teacher sponsors, Adam Milner and Nancy Vanderwater, 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, our heroes at Hunting Hills have not only strengthened the voice of Lightning Stryke, but also the voice of every remaining spirit bear.
Equally, the funds raised by the environment club to adopt their bear 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 Hunting Hills High School 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 Hunting Hills, 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.