Otesha project pedals their message to Fernie

Equipped with pedal power and a message to share a group of 11 cyclists pulled into Fernie last week as part of the Otesha project.

  • Oct. 23, 2011 8:00 a.m.

The Otesha project girls visited Fernie last week

Equipped with pedal power and a message to share a group of 11 cyclists pulled into Fernie last week as part of the Otesha project.

The Otesha project is a non-profit organization that’s based in Ottawa.

“Basically we’re a group of volunteers who are on a cycling tour performing at schools, community centres and parks along the way between Vancouver and Lethbridge,” said Julia Earley, one of the volunteers.

The group performed at Fernie Secondary School and the Fernie Academy on Friday.

“We are doing performances about sustainability, environmental sustainability and social justice,” said Earley.

“We’re doing this play about a girl called Emma who wants to change the world but she doesn’t really know how and she doesn’t have the support from people. Gradually it works out that simple actions can have an effect on the world whether it be a positive or a negative effect.”

Earley said that one of the best experiences of the tour has been travelling with the group

“It’s really intense living, breathing and travelling with 10 other people 24/7. But it’s so exciting and I’m learning so much everyday,” she said. “I cycled before but more just around town not really long distances. It’s really exciting to see what you’re body is capable of. To travel by bike is really exciting to because you take in so much more.”

Otesha Project Girls

Otesha has one more week of travel before ending their 1,000 km journey in Lethbridge.

 

By Megan Cole

Black Press Staff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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