MULTIPLICITY 2016: Norm Hann Stands Up For The Great Bear Rainforest

Norm Hann has been at the forefront of the stand-up paddle movement since the sport’s early days. As a SUP athlete, Norm has competed and raced around the world as a global team member for Boardworks Surf and Kokatat and has extensively explored the waters of BC’s Great Bear Rainforest and other world class destinations. He’s a Paddle Canada certified Surf, Coastal and River instructor and trainer and one of the only Canadians to have ever completed the grueling Molokai to Oahu “Channel of Bones” SUP race in Hawaii. His adventures have been featured in Mountain Life, SBC Surf, Explore, Sierra, Stand Up Paddle, SUP the Mag, and British Columbia Magazine.

Norm was part of the award winning STAND film project, which highlighted his 350 km SUP expedition along the coast of Haida Gwaii. Norm’s Standup4Greatbear Society now promotes the education, awareness and protection of the Great Bear Rainforest through conservation expeditions, featured talks and school presentations. He lives in Squamish, BC with his wife Jenn Segger and their 3-year-old boy, Kiel.

 

 

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About his presentation:
Norm Hann’s work in the Great Bear Rainforest as a guide, educator and coach led to a special relationship with the community of Hartley Bay. In 2006, he was adopted into the Raven Clan of the Gitga’at First Nation and given the name T’aam Laan, which means “Steersman of the Canoe”. Since then, Norm has stood up for the Great Bear Rainforest and fought to keep oil tankers off the BC coastline, starting with a 400 km Standup4Greatbear expedition in 2010 in which he traveled along the proposed tanker route.

 

Read our full interview with Norm here:

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Norm Hann’s work in the Great Bear Rainforest as a guide, educator and coach led to a special relationship with the community of Hartley Bay. In 2006, he was adopted into the Raven Clan of the Gitga’at First Nation and given the name T’aam Laan, which means “Steersman of the Canoe”. Since then, Norm has stood up for the Great Bear Rainforest and fought to keep oil tankers off the BC coastline, starting with a 400 km Standup4Greatbear expedition in 2010 in which he traveled along the proposed tanker route… Read more

 

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ABOUT MULTIPLICITY
MULTIPLICITY — Elevation. Imagination. Inspiration.
Presented by Mountain Life Media – A special flagship fundraiser for the Spearhead Huts Project. Presented by Helly Hansen.

Like a TEDTalk® on adrenalin, MULTIPLICITY is visual storytelling at its most adventurous. Delivered by eight unique world-class athletes, explorers and outdoor personalities — this one-night, packed-house multimedia extravaganza is designed to resonate as much as it entertains with a mix of film, photography and truly engaging narratives.

A flagship fundraiser for the Spearhead Huts Project, the event premiered in 2013 and was immediately pegged “the most underrated night” at Whistler’s World Ski & Snowboard Festival. The secret is out now and MULTIPLICITY has grown into one of the crowd favourites in the WSSF‘s eclectic arts line-up, and is also considered one of Whistler’s most inspiring events…. Read more

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