Western Educational Adventure Society

About Western Educational Adventure Society

Western Educational Adventure Society is directed by a board consisting of three volunteer members:
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Al Kimmel - Director

A succesful business owner and a Professional Engineer, Geologist and Geoscientist, Al graduated from the Geotechnical Option of UBC’s Geological Engineering Program. Al is an avid outdoorsman.


  • • P. Eng., P. Geol., P. Geo.
  • • Founder, Program Developer and Instructor – GeoHistory Inc.
  • • Alberta HT Conservation
  • • Past Parks Canada Burgess Shale Guide
  • • National Parks Interpretive Guide/Group Manager
  • • CSIA Ski Instructor
  • • Standard First Aid
  • • Professional Drivers License

Cindy Todd

Profile forthcoming

Certifications/Qualifications forthcoming

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Nathan Slater - Director

An outdoor education professional, Nathan has spent the greater part of the last six years working in the outdoor industry as a wilderness guide, leadership counsellor for the YMCA/YWCA of Vancouver Island and as an outdoor education instructor for St. Georges Senior School in Vancouver. A graduate of the Advanced Wilderness Leadership Program at Capilano University, Nathan is presently attending Environmental Science and Urban Design at Dalhousie University where he is the current Director of Environment for Canoe Kayak Nova Scotia and the Co-President of the Dalhousie Kayak Society.


  • • Level 2 Kayak Guide, Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of BC
  • • Lake Canoe Instructor Tandem and Solo, Paddle Canada
  • • Canoe Tripping - Instructor Level, Recreational Canoeing Association of BC
  • • Canoe Moving Water Level 1, Recreational Canoeing Association of BC
  • • Canoe Lake Water Level 1-3, Recreational Canoeing Association of BC
  • • Wilderness First Responder, Sirius Wilderness Medicine, CPR-C
  • • Occupational First Aid Level 3
  • • Bronze Cross, Lifesaving Society
  • • Bronze Medallion, Lifesaving Society
  • • Professional Cook Level 1-2
  • • Professional Drivers License