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2010 Winter Olympic Coverage
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Travel\'n On continues their 2010 Winter Olympic coverage live from Vancouver & Whistler B.C. Ian and Tonya will first introduce tour guide Doug Neasloss and conservationist Viki Jackson, two individuals who work tirelessly on efforts to save two endangered species, the Spirit Bear and the Marmot, both who have been selected as mascots for the Winter Olympic Games. Then you’ll meet a few new friends that they met in Whistler—the “snow angels” who are spreading love and joy throughout and the “King of Norway.\" You will also meet downhill Olympic skier Kwame the “Snow Leopard”, the only member of the Ghana Olympic Team. You’ll hear how this Olympic hopeful has overcome many challenges to fulfill his Olympic dream. Finally, this month\'s Travel Angel Joyce Major will talk about her decision to walk away from the corporate world to travel the globe as a volunteer.
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Traveln’ On Radio: Saving the Spirit Bear
The spirit bear has significant meaning to the natives of British Columbia. Only 400 are known to exist in the wild. Doug Neasloss of Spirit Bear adventures tells us more about these magical creatures & the efforts to keep them from becoming extinct. Then, meet the “King of Norway”
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Traveln’ On Radio: TThe Marmot Recovery Foundation
Another ambassador of the Vancouver games in Mukmuk the Marmot. Uniquely Canadian, the Vancouver Island marmot is one of 14 marmot species worldwide and one of the most critically endangered mammals in the world. But thanks to the efforts of Marmot Recovery Foundation, they are miking a comeback. Viki Jackson, the foundation’s director talks about the recovery effort. Then, meet the “Snow Angels” of Whistler.
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Traveln’ On Radio: The Snow Leopard
Kwame Nkrumah-Acheampong, AKA the “Snow Leopard” is the only member of the Ghana Olympic Team. Listen & hear how this Olympic hopeful has overcome many challenges to fulfill his Olympic dream.
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Traveln’ On Radio: Travel Angel Joyce Major
Joyce Major, author of Smiling at the World talks her decision to walk away from the corporate world to travel the globe as a volunteer.
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Links to Related Websites:
Spirit Bear Adventures
Wildlife, Bear Watching Tours and Native Culture in BC's Great Bear Rainforest

Marmot Recovery Foundation
The Vancouver Island marmot is an important part of Canada’s unique diversity and our most endangered mammal. So endangered their only chance for survival is with our help.

Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Joyce Major
Joyce Major is an author and adventurer. She walked away from her comfortable life to spend an enriching year traveling the world as a volunteer. From teaching English in China to monitoring baboons in South Africa, Joyce uncovered her purpose and discovered a love for our planet and fellow citizens. Joyce chronicled her adventures in her book entitled “Smiling at the World.”

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Kwame Nkrumah-Acheampong
Kwame, The Snow Leopard has qualified for the Vancouver Winter Olympics 2010 and will be representing Ghana. Being from African heritage and from a country without snow makes his participation particularly special, he is the first skier from Ghana and one of only a handful from the African continent. What makes Kwame’s dream and journey to the Olympics even more incredible is that be only starting skiing just over 5 years ago.

Learn more about Kwame