Project Title: Peace & Pumptracks

Client: Freehub Magazine

Thirty-four years ago my parents left the city behind and moved to a boat access only property on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Our house had no roof, no electricity and a duck in the bathtub. Everyone thought they were crazy, but to this day it was the best decision they ever made.

When my friends, Phil and Liette Mowatt, did the exact same thing this year I not only felt nostalgic, but also overwhelmingly proud just knowing that someone in our generation still has that drive for adventure and an appreciation for defining success on their own terms. Despite the constant streaming of a societal dogma that is driven by keeping up with the Jones’, taking the road less travelled is still just as rewarding as it was all those decades ago. And more importantly, it is still possible.