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#ARCTIC CHALLENGE

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#ARCTIC CHALLENGE

Eva Wu

WHY AN ART WITH HEART CO-FOUNDER IS PLAYING IN THE SNOW IN SHORTS...

Gabrielle Foss Arctic Challenge

After attending the Arctic Climate Change Youth Forum in Ottawa last weekend, the immense challenges facing Canadians living in Northern communities were fresh in my mind. So, inspired by the insanely popular ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, I decided to start my own awareness campaign: the #arcticchallenge

In order to raise awareness for the lack of housing, poor education, mental health issues, and the plethora of other issues facing Northern Canadians every day, I decided to take action in what seemed like a very logical way...I jumped bare-feet-first into a pile of newly fallen snow, and posted a picture on Facebook. Once I regained feeling in my toes, I nominated some friends to do the same (shoes recommended) and post a picture on social media with #arcticchallenge to raise awareness for our Northern neighbours. 

If you see this post, I challenge YOU to do the same! You can help this cause by donating to our Indiegogo campaign so we can use art to help teens with mental health issues up North. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/art-with-heart

Stay cool friends (which is easy to do when you play in the snow with no pants like I did),

Gabrielle