Geoff presents at The Explorers Club

Geoff presents at The Explorers Club

On March 28, Geoff and The Students on Ice (SOI) Foundation were guests of The Explorers Club for a fundraising dinner in support of the SOI Foundation.

It was a wonderful evening hosted by The Explorers Club President Richard Wiese, who also happens to be an alumnus of SOI’s 2003 Antarctic Expedition!

Geoff shared highlights from 2017 including SOI’s largest Arctic expedition to date and Canada C3, a 150-day expedition that sailed around all of Canada’s three coasts, connecting Canadians to the land and people that make up the longest coastline in the world.

The event included guest speakers Vicki Heyman and Former U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman (also SOI Arctic 2017 alum!) as well as a recent youth alumna, Kiara Caesar, and 2009 Antarctic alumnus Trevor Wallace.

Former U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman and Vicki Heyman present on their experience onboard SOI’s 2017 Arctic Expedition and the important work the SOI Foundation leads for youth.

SOI Arctic 2017 alumna Kiara Caesar speaks about her transformational experience onboard the expedition last summer.

SOI Antarctic 2009 alumnus Trevor Wallace shares the impact SOI has had on his life and his career today as an adventure videographer and documentary film producer.

The audience was also treated to performances by the incredibly talented Canadian folk duo Twin Flames!

Award-winning Canadian folk duo, Twin Flames, captivate the audience with their performances.

Support from guests for the SOI Foundation was overwhelming! In addition to support from SOI’s educational and outreach initiatives, several guests pledged funding for full scholarships to enable deserving youth from around the world an opportunity to participate on SOI’s transformational Arctic expedition!

Guests at the SOI Foundation’s “To the Ends of the Earth” dinner fundraiser

Longtime SOI supporter Brian Snyder (Beatrice Snyder Foundation) and some of the many students his Foundation has supported to join SOI expeditions over the years. L-R Kiara Caesar, Brian Snyder, Fily Cisse and Kevin Huo.

Sven Lindblad (CEO and Founder of Lindblad Expeditions) was one of the many notable supporters in attendance.

All photos from the evening can be found on Flickr.