In the spring of 2013, Canadian adventurer Bruce Kirkby crossed the Georgia Straight from Vancouver to Victoria on a stand up paddleboard. During this journey, he contemplates what is the true meaning of adventure. Accompanying Bruce in a double kayak are Dave Quinn and filmmaker Kalum Ko.


Director/Editor: Kalum Ko

SUP/Narrator/Producer: Bruce Kirkby

Producer: Jeff Pew

Based out of Kimberley, BC, Kalum Ko is a young filmmaker, who began six years ago filming friends on the local ski hill. His work has progressed steadily ever since. He was a grand prize winner at the Kootenay’s home grown “Dirtbag Film Festival”, a finalist in the Pinkbike Video of the Year Contenst, and a finalist in the 2013 Banff Mountain Film Festival. Recently, Kalum worked for Sherpas Cinemas on their latest film, “Into the Mind,” and other commercial projects. He has a pretty outstanding resume for an 18 year old.

A leading wilderness writer and adventure photographer, Bruce Kirkby is widely recognized for connecting wild places with contemporary issues. With travel to over 80 countries, and more than 2000 days of expedition travel, Bruce’s journeys include the first modern crossing of Arabia’s Empty Quarter by camel, a descent of Ethiopia’s Blue Nile Gorge by raft, sea kayak traverse of Borneo’s northern coast, and a 37-day trans-Iceland trek.

A correspondent for The Globe and Mail, author of two bestselling books, and a multi-National Magazine Award winner, Bruce’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, EnRoute, Huffington Post, Explore and Canadian Geographic.

His photographic clients — both commercial and editorial – include Patagonia, Lululemon, Time, Outside, NG Adventure and MacLean’s. Winner of a prestigious Western Magazine Award, his photography was selected by National Geographic as among “the most compelling adventure images of the decade.”

An Adventure Envoy for Mountain Equipment Co-op — and the former host of CBC’s prime-time adventure series No Opportunity Wasted – Bruce makes his home in Kimberley, B.C.


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