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THE 2014-2018 SEDNA EPIC EXPEDITION

Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in Canada, the Sedna Epic Expedition’s sea women will mount their third polar dive and snorkel expedition to the High Arctic (since 2014), scouting, documenting and recording disappearing sea ice.

The Sedna Epic is comprised of a team of women ocean explorers, scientists, artists, educators, adventurers, and medical and scuba diving professionals from Canada, the USA and Mexico. Sedna’s sea women aim to create citizen scientists in Nunavut, empowering youth, girls and young women to become the next generation of Inuit leaders to tackle climate change, ocean change and societal change in the Arctic. During August 4-18, 2018, in partnership with Adventure Canada and Ocean Quest Adventures, Sedna’s sea women will explore Nunavut and western Greenland (see press release for additional details).

The Sedna Epic’s signature ocean knowledge mobilization program—called “bringing the ocean to eye level”—is the cornerstone of every arctic expedition. In consultation with Inuit advisors, Sedna’s sea women deliver their hands-on, experiential ocean knowledge sharing program in Inuit communities, via mobile touch aquariums temporarily housing sea critters and by running underwater robot-building camps for youth. Taking the concept of “bringing the ocean to eye level” to its ultimate conclusion, Sedna’s sea women lead Inuit girls and Elders on snorkel safaris to explore the marine biodiversity in their own backyards, so to speak…

Katujjiqatigii is Inuktitut for working together, shouldering the burden together, side by side. And, this spirit of North-South reconciliation and cooperation pretty much summarizes the Sedna Epic Expedition’s mission and vision. Johnny Issaluk, one of Sedna’s Inuit advisers from Nunavut, named Sedna’s expedition Katujjiqatigiit, because of its North-South relationship building and its cross-cultural educational outreach.

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Whoohoo! Senda's founder and leader Susan R. Eaton is speaking on the Underwater Adventures Stage at the Outdoor Adventure Show - Toronto next weekend!

On Friday evening, Susan will present The 2014-2018 Sedna Epic Expedition's upcoming winter snorkel expedition in the fjords of Norway where Sedna's sea women will snorkel with orcas and humpbacks as they corral schools of herring. Prior to embarking on our live-aboard vessel with Waterproof Cruises & Expeditions, Team Sedna will run a women's leadership program in Tromso, Norway.

On Saturday afternoon, Susan will be joined by Sedna's team members Mary Ellen Gucciardi and Johnny Issaluk as they present Sedna''s 2018 dive and snorkel expedition to Nunavut and Greenland aboard Adventure Canada's MV Ocean Endeavour.

If you use the promo "UNDERWATER" on these posters, you'll get $4 off admission to the Outdoor Adventure Show.

For the Underwater Adventures Stage schedule, go to: outdooradventureshow.ca/toronto/features/seminar-theatres/underwater-adventure-stage/Looking forward to speaking on the Underwater Adventures Stage at the Outdoor Adventure Show - Toronto next weekend. On Friday evening, I'll present The 2014-2018 Sedna Epic Expedition's upcoming winter snorkel expedition north of the Arctic Circle. Sedna's sea women will snorkel with orcas and humpbacks as they feast on schools of herring in Norway's northern fjords. Prior to embarking on our live-aboard vessel with Waterproof Cruises & Expeditions, Team Sedna will run a women's leadership program in Tromso, Norway. On Saturday afternoon, I'll be joined on the Underwater Adventures Stage by Sedna's co-leader Mary Ellen Gucciardi and Sedna's esteemed advisor Johnny Issaluk as we present Sedna''s 2018 dive and snorkel expedition to Nunavut and Greenland aboard Adventure Canada's MV Ocean Endeavour. If you use the promo "UNDERWATER" on these posters, you'll get $4 off admission to the Outdoor Adventure Show. For the Underwater Adventures Stage schedule, go to: https://outdooradventureshow.ca/toronto/features/seminar-theatres/underwater-adventure-stage/ Scuba 2000 Dive Brockville Adventure Centre & Abucs Scuba Charters Aquarius Scuba PADI NAUI Worldwide SANTI Diving Halcyon Dive Systems Total Diving Ontario Underwater Explorers SCUBA Club - OUESC Scuba Etobicoke Great Lakes Divers Dive-Xtras First Air, Fly the Arctic Arctic Kingdom
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Whoohoo! Sendas founder and leader Susan R. Eaton is speaking on the Underwater Adventures Stage at the Outdoor Adventure Show - Toronto next weekend!

On Friday evening, Susan will present The 2014-2018 Sedna Epic Expeditions upcoming winter snorkel expedition in the fjords of Norway where Sednas sea women will snorkel with orcas and humpbacks as they corral schools of herring. Prior to embarking on our live-aboard vessel with Waterproof Cruises & Expeditions, Team Sedna will run a womens leadership program in Tromso, Norway.

On Saturday afternoon, Susan will be joined by Sednas team members Mary Ellen Gucciardi and Johnny Issaluk as they present Sednas 2018 dive and snorkel expedition to Nunavut and Greenland aboard Adventure Canadas MV Ocean Endeavour.

If you use the promo UNDERWATER on these posters, youll get $4 off admission to the Outdoor Adventure Show.

For the Underwater Adventures Stage schedule, go to: https://outdooradventureshow.ca/toronto/features/seminar-theatres/underwater-adventure-stage/

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The 2014-2018 Sedna Epic Expedition

Johnny Issaluk Sedna's esteemed Inuit advisor, scuba diver and Arctic Games Athlete, is featured in Scientists are Superheroes too's #SuperHeroSunday!

Of course, we always knew that Johnny was a #SuperHero! Check out his cool SANTI Diving hat!

Johnny comes from Igluligaarjuk, a community on the coast of Hudson Bay in Nunavut, Canada. You may recognize him from #Kajutaijuq and The Terror AMC. He's the founder of Nurraq Outfitting, which involves: public speaking, motivational counselling, land trips, Arctic sports demonstrations and all manner of activities that grab his interest. He is a keen volunteer and mentor; teaching and coaching Arctic games and traditional activities.

Johnny is also an advisor and member of The 2014-2018 Sedna Epic Expedition which brings the ocean to eye level for local Inuit communities through ROV workshops, snorkel safaris, and aquarium programs.

An Inuit Games athlete, skydiver, snowboarder, and scuba diver, Johnny’s career has yielded more than 200 medal finishes. He has been recognized for his ongoing contribution to the health and wellbeing of Nunavummiut.
Photo Credit: Amanda Castleman
#scientistsaresuperheroestooIt's #SuperheroSundays! Our superhero Johnny Issaluk, comes from Igluligaarjuk, on the coast of Hudson Bay in Nunavut, Canada. You may recognize him from #Kajutaijuq and The Terror AMC. Johnny is the founder of #NurraqOutfitting, which involves: public speaking, motivational counseling, land trips, Arctic sports demonstrations and all manner of activities that grab his interest. He is a keen volunteer and mentor; teaching and coaching Arctic games and traditional activities. One of the youth projects closest to Johnny’s heart is Students on Ice; where he works with youth from all over the world as an Arctic ambassador and spokesman for Arctic stewardship. He is also an advisor and member of The 2014-2018 Sedna Epic Expedition, which brings the ocean to eye level for local Inuit communities through ROV workshops, snorkel safaris, and aquarium programs. An #InuitGames athlete, #skydiver, #snowboarder, and #scubadiver, Johnny’s career has yielded more than 200 medal finishes including the #DiamondJubileeMedal. Johnny has been recognized for his ongoing contribution to the health and wellbeing of Nunavummiut. Photo Credit: Amanda Castleman #scientistsaresuperheroestoo
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Johnny Issaluk Sednas esteemed Inuit advisor, scuba diver and Arctic Games Athlete, is featured in Scientists are Superheroes toos #SuperHeroSunday!

Of course, we always knew that Johnny was a #SuperHero! Check out his cool SANTI Diving hat!

Johnny comes from Igluligaarjuk, a community on the coast of Hudson Bay in Nunavut, Canada. You may recognize him from #Kajutaijuq and The Terror AMC. Hes the founder of Nurraq Outfitting, which involves: public speaking, motivational counselling, land trips, Arctic sports demonstrations and all manner of activities that grab his interest. He is a keen volunteer and mentor; teaching and coaching Arctic games and traditional activities. 
 
Johnny is also an advisor and member of The 2014-2018 Sedna Epic Expedition which brings the ocean to eye level for local Inuit communities through ROV workshops, snorkel safaris, and aquarium programs.

An Inuit Games athlete, skydiver, snowboarder, and scuba diver, Johnny’s career has yielded more than 200 medal finishes. He has been recognized for his ongoing contribution to the health and wellbeing of Nunavummiut.
Photo Credit: Amanda Castleman
#scientistsaresuperheroestoo

 

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Who would be crazy enough to answer such a cryptic appeal, inspired by Sir Ernest Shackleton’s famous 1914 advert—in a London newspaper—recruiting men for a perilous Antarctic expedition? Channeling the same spirit of polar exploration one hundred years later, Susan R. Eaton, founder and leader of the 2014-2018 Sedna Epic Expedition, advertised for all-female crew in mid-2013. Ten female ocean explorers, aged 26 to 56, from Canada, the United States, Mexico and New Zealand answered this intriguing call to attempt a world record—a snorkel relay of the Northwest Passage—and to go ‘where no man has gone before.’ In parallel, Milos Simovic, the owner and captain of the MV Cape Race, a 116-foot side trawler converted to carry passengers, placed his own Shackleton-inspired advert for crew. In July 2014, Team Sedna will mount its proof-of-concept expedition to Labrador, Baffin Island and Greenland, aboard this Canadian-built vessel that’s used to plying arctic waters.