People passionate about nature

North Pole Adventures

Presenter: 

Darcy St. Laurent, Search and Rescue Technician

Date: 

Monday, December 10, 2012

Start Time: 

7:30 pm

Location: 

Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre, 340 Provencher Blvd - Salle Pauline Boutal – main floor

Admission: 

$2 for members and $3 for non-members.

In the company of Eric Larsen and Antony Jinman, Darcy St. Laurent successfully completed a trek to the North Pole during the spring of 2010. The trio was flown in by ski plane to Cape Discovery on Ellesmere Island on March 3rd. Throughout the journey, the men experienced gruelling conditions that made progress difficult. Even during the final days, they didn’t know if they would make it to their destination because the drift of the pack ice had slowed them down almost every night. The trio finally reached their goal on the 51st day of the trek – April 23rd, Earth Day. 
Darcy is a highly decorated veteran of the Canadian Military. He has been a combat engineer, combat diver, army parachutist, explosive ordinance disposal technician and a UN Peace Keeper in Cambodia and Bosnia. Currently Darcy is a Search and Rescue technician, part of an elite band of Canadian Forces specialists who call themselves SAR Tech’s, whose role it is to rescue others in the unforgiving north.