Richard Durant

richard durant

#EPIC -  300K Rideau Trail Run (Kingston to Ottawa)

What drives you to your #EPIC?  Discovery is learning for everyone. The Rideau Trail offers a unique adventure to discover something beyond myself and to contribute by sharing my #300kRideauTrail2017 Expedition with others with the aim to experience what's possible while running from Kingston to Ottawa via the Rideau Trail.

Why do you support i2P? I have always had a passion for helping our young people see the possibilities! My Heroes the impossible2Possible (i2P) Youth Ambassadors encourage me to reach beyond my perceived limits as it's a two-way medium to Educate, Inspire and Empower each other and discover and learn with each adventure.

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Agnes jung

#EPIC - Midnight Moose Ultra 110Km

What drives you to your #EPIC? Simply put, it's my passion for the outdoors. I always enjoyed nature, hiking and camping, but as I recently discovered trail running, I also realized that I can cover longer distances running. Hence, see more. I love exploring new trails and stepping out of my comfort zone, seeing just how far I can go. As an added bonus, this sport has also connected me with some amazing people I now call friends.

Why do you support i2P? 

As a longtime scout leader, I've seen the benefits of experiential learning. However, using adventure as a platform makes learning that much more exciting! What's even more special is that the educational program is delivered to students by their peers (Youth Ambassadors). It is easy to support an organization who's mandate is to educate, inspire and empower young people!

Favorite Quote: "I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order" John Burroughs

 

 
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Leanne richardson

#EPIC - Midnight Moose Ultra 110Km

What drives you to your #EPIC? I am passionate about coming alongside others to help them discover the adventure in their own lives. Our lives, the good and the bad, help shape us into becoming who we are today.  Helping others discover their value and to pursue their dreams gives me even more drive to chase my own!

Why do you support i2P? I have always had a soft spot for young people. Growing up I did not have many people who believed in me. I think everyone should have 'cheerleaders' to encourage them to believe that they can in fact dream big for their lives. Learning about the vision/mission of i2P I knew that I wanted to be available to help raise awareness and to provide whatever support that I could. 

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FRANCE PAOLOZZI

#EPIC -  Midnight Moose Ultra 110Km

What drives you to your #EPIC? A great challenge!  What seems impossible is what drives me the most.  Driven, thirsty to discover, learn and grow, I set goals, make a plan and go for it.  Most importantly, believing in myself, conquering my fears, stepping out of my comfort zone and continuously moving forward are what drive me to accomplish these goals and hopefully inspire others to do the same along the way.  Spending time in nature is how I stay energized, positive and motivated.  Whether on my 2 feet or on my mountain bike, quitting is never an option. From summiting the world’s tallest free standing mountain in Africa, to mountain biking and paddling in beautiful Nepal, to running my first ultra marathon at the age of 43, I am now preparing to run in a 110km trail race this coming fall.      

Why do you support i2P? As a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Group Fitness Instructor, Dry land Coach of a youth alpine ski team, and mother of 2 young boys, I strongly believe in empowering and inspiring kids at a young age so they can not only have a better future themselves, but also make this world a better world! The more kids we can reach out to, the better our universe will be.  I admire greatly what Ray Zahab has managed, and continues, to accomplish through i2P.  Making a difference is very important to me and i2P’s purpose and beliefs align so perfectly with mine - it just makes for a perfect pair! 

Favorite quote?  "If it does not challenge you, it does not change you” – Fred DeVito

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Andrew Titus

#EPIC -  tip to tip bike ride of PEI along Confederation Trail (280k) on August 5th / Brookvale trail 50k August 6th

What drives you to your #EPIC?  In the heart of wilderness, with all of my sense snapping and whirring, in the company of fellow explorers of the spirit and the land, I come home to myself.  It is in these moments, sometimes long and arduous but always audacious and filled with the real joy of being alive, that I believe life has a meaning.

Why do you support i2P? In reaching out to school children of all ages (for free!) and inspiring them to learn about life and conditions around the world, as well as show them first-hand what pushing from impossible to possible looks like on a day to day basis, I believe that we are nurturing the most important thing:  the dreams and confidence of our kids. Isn't this what all great explorers have striven to do?

Favorite quote? "Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.” Muhhamad Ali

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Gesine Freund

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What drives you to your #EPIC?  A proud mom of two fabulous teenagers and avid ultra-distance runner, her altruism and determination bear testament to living your life with purpose, enjoying new challenges and being a strong positive role model.

Why do you support i2P? Being surrounded by and working with kids and youth inspires me! They are full of energy, talent and creativity - we shouldn't underestimate, but inspire and empower, educate them! Ray's vision and the mandate of i2P accomplish exactly that. I believe that we should lead by example, be the best we can be; and support others in achieving their goals.

Favorite quote? WHAT SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE TODAY, WILL ONE DAY BE YOUR WARM-UP.

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anna Huh

#EPIC - Bad Beaver Ultra

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