Each of the 15 legs on the C3 voyage has a Canadian athlete aboard. On this one, we have Joshua Riker-Fox, once a national powerhouse in modern pentathlon. As Josh says, the sport doesn't get much attention, though it demands an incredibly varied skill set: fencing, swimming, riding a horse, running and shooting in events that take place over several hours in a single day. Josh retired from the sport after competing at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto.
"That was a time when everyone cried. Even the dogs cried." Allie Salluviniq spoke softly when we arrived on the shore in Resolute Bay, his words clear and measured. It was evident he wanted to share his story to keep the history alive. Shockingly, it's a part of Canada's dark past I'd never learned in school. I wasn't alone. What Allie was recounting was a forced exile, something we often hear about happening beyond this country's borders. Except this happened on Canadian soil.
When we got up this morning on the C3, Tom Zagon from the Canadian Ice Service, gave us a briefing about about ice in the Arctic. For a lot of people, ice may not seem like the most engaging of topics, but it was fascinating to hear Tom speak about it. He's very passionate about the subject and has a great way of putting things in perspective. So I wanted to interview him for the blog. I asked him to explain two charts for me.
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