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A for Adventure is a bi-weekly program on CBC Radio One. Each episode is a different topic of all things outdoors! The show airs live Wednesdays, 6:45am on CBC Information Morning in Nova Scotia, and is available to listen anytime on the CBC Radio App worldwide.

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February 6, 2019

S is for Social Media - and whether to post while enjoying the great outdoors. Our A for Adventure team talk about lessons learned doing 100 days of adventure for the second time.

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Jan 23, 2019

S is for snowshoes and H is for hike. Our A for Adventure team talk about their top snowshoe hikes in the province.

LISTEN: HERE


 

Jan 9, 2019

A for Adventure: Winter challenge to get you outdoors. W is for Winter. Our A for Adventure team want to get you outside for wintertime fun.

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Dec 19, 2018

A for Adventure: Picture perfect skating. Our A for Adventure team tell us about the pond hockey image that has gotten so much attention.

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Dec 5, 2018

A for Adventure: Winter fun in Wentworth. Our A for Adventure team is excited about winter coming and they can't wait to go ski-touring in Wentworth. 

LISTEN: HERE


 

Sep 26, 2018

Our A for Adventure team is "E" for electric this week. Chris Surette and Jan Sebastian LaPierre are touring the Nova Scotia coast of the Bay of Fundy in an electric car, and they're here to tee that up.

LISTEN: HERE


 

Aug 22, 2018

A for Adventure: Exploring Nova Scotia Islands.

I is for Islands. Our A for Adventure team tell us about the best places to go for your Nova Scotia island expedition.

 

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July 25, 2018

A for Adventure: Cooking in the great outdoors

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June 27, 2018

A for adventure: grab a bus to enjoy nature

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May 23, 2018

A for Adventure tackles B for Biking, and E for Easing people back in. It will soon be Bike Week across Nova Scotia, running from June 1 to 10th. Chris Surrette and Jan Sebastian LaPierre have tips on ways people can get comfortable behind the handlebars.

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May 9, 2018

Nova Scotia coasts ideal for sea kayaking. As the weather warms up, it's time to make your plans to get out on the ocean. Sea kayaking is one of the best ways to do that. Our A for Adventure team knows many great coastal kayak routes. 

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April 25, 2018

Preparedness key for happy campers. As the warm weather returns, the idea of camping in the great outdoors becomes more enticing to people. Our A for Adventure team give us some tips for camping.

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April 11, 2018

A for Adventure to do list. Exploring the many things to do in Nova Scotia.

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March 28, 2018

A for Adventure talks about upcoming outdoor summit. The Nova Scotia Outdoor Network Provincial Summit takes place at Brigadoon Village, April 13 and 14th. Chris Surrette and Jan Sebastian LaPierre are here to tell us all about it.

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February 7, 2017

Fat bike your way through winter. Pump up your tires and put on your helmet. Even though it's winter. Our A for Adventure team says that winter biking is a joy.

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January 3, 2018

A for Adventure: Stop hibernating. Our A for Adventure team says winter is a good time to get outside and enjoy the outdoors.

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November 29, 2017

W for winter, and P for prepare, says A for Adventure. Chris Surette and Jan Sebastian LaPierre have tips and tricks for how to enjoy the cold, ice and snow.

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November 17, 2017

A for Adventure: Know how to navigate in NS wilderness. It's a good time of year to enjoy Nova Scotia wilderness areas, but our A for Adventure team say brush up on hunting season rules, and navigation skills before you go out.

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October 13, 2017

P is for pedal power. This time of year makes for an incredible time for biking. Our A for Adventure team suggest the best bike paths.

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October 4, 2017

A for Adventure: Fall hiking options. Our A for Adventure team have suggestions for hikes that are off the beaten path.

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September 21, 2017

A for Adventure goes S for Swimming - a LONG swim. Chris Surette from A for Adventure tagged along with Nick Russell for a special excursion this summer. Nick swam the entire length of the Shubenacadie Canal.

LISTEN: HERE

 


July 26, 2017

Wind in your sails. S is for sailing! Chris and Jan from A for Adventure have great ideas for accessible and inclusive places to learn about wind, boats, sails and the ocean.

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July 12, 2017

Explore Nova Scotia's biodiversity. Our A for Adventure team tell us about great places to appreciate Nova Scotia's biodiversity - from moose and whales to turtles and orchids!

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May 24, 2017

U is for Unique! One-of-a-kind Nova Scotia adventure experiences. 

Our A for Adventure team of Chris Surette and Jan Sebastian La Pierre say if it's a unique outdoor experience you're after ... look no further than Nova Scotia!

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May 3, 2017

A for Adventure: Prime time to get on Nova Scotia rivers. Now is the perfect time to travel down some of Nova Scotia's rivers.

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March 15, 2017

Benefits of spending time outside. P is for play! Chris Surette and Jan Sebastian La Pierre from the A for Adventure team talk about how important it is to exercise and play outside.

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March 1, 2017

Treasuring protected areas!

All around Nova Scotia there are special areas set aside to protect vulnerable ecosystems and wildlife. Our A for Adventure team talk about some of the best wilderness areas in the province.

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February 15, 2017

Q is for quinzee. Jan Sebastian La Pierre from our A for Adventure team builds a special snow fort for Valentine’s day. Some tips on how to build a really cool snow fort

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February 1, 2017

The spectacular sport of frozen climbing. Our A for Adventure team tell us about the beauty of scaling frozen waterfalls.

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January 18, 2017

I is for ice! S is for Skating! Our A for Adventure team talk about the joys of skating on frozen lakes and ponds. The joys of skating on frozen lakes and ponds

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January 4, 2017

A for Adventure celebrates Canada 150 and gives tips on how to enjoy our National Parks in 2017. Reserve your campsite now!

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December 7, 2016

G is for gear and C is for comfort – for our A for Adventure Team

Our A for Adventure team wants you to be warm, dry and comfortable so you can enjoy the outdoors even when it’s cold. Chris Surette and Jan-Sebastian La Pierre have thrifty tips for the best way to dress and what to wear for winter adventures.

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November 23, 2016

Snowy Adventure Tips from our A for Adventure Team

Our A for Adventure Team talk about fun adventures in the cold outdoors. Yes, reality has to set in … but you can still have a good time.

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October 26, 2016

How ‘S’ is for ‘Spooky’

Our A for Adventure team have ideas and Hallowe’en tips for haunted hikes! Chris Surette and Jan-Sebastian La Pierre on scary corn mazes and haunted outdoor adventures.

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October 12, 2016

R is for respect and E is for Etiquette!

Our A for Adventure team of Chris Surette and Jan-Sebastian La Pierre tell us how to be well-behaved on outdoor adventures.

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September 28, 2016

T is for Trails for our A for Adventure team this week

October is almost here and with it comes a challenge for Nova Scotians to get out for a hike. Chris Surette and Jan Sebastian La Pierre explain.

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August 10, 2016

W is for water. Nova Scotia’s Natural Resources Minister has restricted access to all forested areas in the province. Our A for Adventure team recommend beaches, lakes and kayaking adventures.

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July 27, 2016

Teaching the ABC’s of camping to new Canadians. Our A for Adventure team of Chris Surette and Jan Sebastian La Pierre spent this past weekend teaching some Syrian newcomers how to camp at Kejimkujik National Park.

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July 13, 2016

A for Adventure, and F for Fear. Chris Surette and Jan-Sebatian La Pierre have tips on how not to let fear rule your outdoor adventures.

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June 29, 2016

H is for Happy Camper! Our A for Adventure team of Chris Surette and Jan-Sebastian La Pierre have lots of ideas for how people who are new to camping can learn how to spend the night in a tent.

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June 1, 2016

O is for Oceans for our A for Adventure team. Chris Surette and Jan-Sebastian La Pierre bring us a wave of great activities happening next week to celebrate the ocean.

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May 18, 2016

Discovering Nova Scotia provincial parks. A is for Adventure. P is for Provincial Parks. Our team tells us what Nova Scotia has to offer.

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May 4, 2016

Our A for Adventure team is partnering with Parks Canada to teach people how to camp with their “Learn to Camp” program.

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April 20, 2016

Explore our history. Our A for Adventure team honours explorers and encourages us to do our own exploring.

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April 6, 2016

Volunteer and explore. V is for volunteer. Our A for Adventure team have a smart idea for how to find your way in the great outdoors. Volunteer with an organization that will get you outside.

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March 23, 2016

A for Adventure unplugged. A is for Adventure. U is for Unplugged. Everyone needs to get away from the screen sometimes.

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March 9, 2016

A for Adventure: Winter is not over yet. There are signs of spring throughout the city, but winter isn’t over yet. Our A for Adventure team think it’s a good time to get outside and enjoy the final days of the season.

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February 24, 2016

Our A for Adventure team debate a mild winter or real winter. What’s better a mild or a real winter? Chris Surette and Jan Sebastian LaPierre weigh in on the debate.

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February 10, 2016

A for Adventure: It’s all down hill from here. S is for skiing. Our Adventure team says it’s time to hit the slopes.

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January 27, 2016

A is for Adventure. L is for Layering! Chris Surette and Jan LaPierre talk to CBC about how to properly layer for your winter adventures!

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January 13, 2016

A for Adventure visit Canada’s National Parks

A for Adventure from coast to coast to coast. Chris Surette and Jan Sebastian LaPierre have big plans for this year. They’re taking A for Adventure on tour to National Parks.

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December 9, 2015

G is for Gifts – ideas from our A for Adventure guys. They’ll make your list and check it twice. Chris Surette and Jan-Sebastian La Pierre have some interesting suggestions for gift-giving this year.

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November 25, 2015

A for Adventure the book that started it all. C is for Chris Surette. J is for Jan Sebastian La Pierre. Our Adventurers release their new book ‘A is for Adventure’

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November 12, 2015

B is for fall Biking

Our A for Adventure team tell us the joys of fall biking.

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October 28, 2015

Haunted Nova Scotia our A for Adventure team on spooky adventures

H is for haunted. In honour of Halloween, our A for Adventure team will talk about spooky places to visit.

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October 15, 2015

A for Adventure: Hunting for treasure

G is for geocaching. Our A for Adventure team will talk about searching for treasures in the woods and how to stay safe during hunting season.

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October 1, 2015

Our A for Adventure guys share their favourite hikes around Nova Scotia

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September 16, 2015

A for Adventure team goes swimming with salmon

S is for salmon. Our A for Adventure team take us on an underwater snorkelling adventure.

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September 2, 2015

Fun Foraging for Food. H is for hungry. Our A for Adventure team take us on a delicious wild foraging adventure in Sober Island with the folks from the Brooklyn Warehouse.

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August 19, 2015

A is for Adventure and F is for Favourite places

A for Adventure Chris Surette and Jan Sebastian La Pierre talk about their favourite places in Nova Scotia.

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July 29, 2015
Plug into nature at Cape Chignecto

A for Adventure takes a look at the Bay of Fundy. Jan Sebastian La Pierre talks about Cape Chignecto Provincial Park.

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July 15, 2015

Adventure Guys share tips for first time campers

C is for camping. F is for first time … Our adventure guys Chris Surette and Jan Sebastian La Pierre share tips for first time campers.

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July 2, 2015
Adventure Guys explore mountain biking

Our A for Adventure Guys say it is time for a bike ride and a campfire. Information Morning speaks with Chris Surette and Jan Sebastian La Pierre.

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June 17, 2015
A for Adventure guys hit the water

Summer will officially begin this weekend. Information Morning interviewed Chris Surette and Jan Sebastian La Pierre.

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June 3, 2015
A For Adventure: outdoors good for mental health

As many people know, spending time in the great outdoors can be relaxing and make you feel good. Our A for Adventure specialist Jan Sebastian La Pierre is here to tell us more.

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May 29, 2015
Tackling agoraphobia through adventure

For Bradley Smith and his wife Julia, it’s been a life changing experience to commit themselves to “100 days of Adventure” in a year. They both suffer from serious physical and psychological disorders. This Sunday, they’ll finish their 100th challenge.

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May 13, 2015

A year of “A For Adventure”
Chris Surette and Jan-Sebastian La Pierre have biked and hiked and paddled their way into our hearts for one year now. Today we’re going to chat about how this project has evolved, and why it’s time to publish a book!

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February 25, 2015: Our Adventure Guys explore winter in the dark and recap their trip to New Brunswick

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February 11, 2015: Our Adventure Guys and the dog effect of winter, and talk about an upcoming trip to the World Pond Hockey Championships in New Brunswick

Information Morning speaks with Chris Surette and Jan Sebastian La Pierre about getting outside with your dog
this winter.

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January 28, 2015: A for Adventure: Get the skis out!
Jan Sebastian La Pierre embraces the snow with an afternoon of cross-country skiing.

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January 14, 2015: A for Adventure: Don’t get lost!
Chris Surette and Jan Sebastian La Pierre, our A for Adventure team, have tips on how to stay on track as you explore the winter wonderland.

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December 31, 2014: Our A for Adventure Team gives their New Year’s resolution

Chris Surette and Jan Sebastian La Pierre have some suggestions for better ways to get your exercise in the new year.

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December 3, 2014: L is for Louisbourg.

Our A for Adventure guys explore the magic of the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic site and try 18th century camping, recipes from the 1700′s, lantern tours rum tastings, sleeping in the barracks, campfires and so much more.

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November 5, 2014:

T for Technology … and E for Embarrassing

Our A for Adventure team, Chris Surette and Jan Sebastian La Pierre, announce the winner in our most embarrassing outdoor adventure contest. And they talk about how technology can get kids outside.

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ARCHIVE:
October 22, 2014:
Adventure Guys have embarrassing tales to tell

Chris Surette and Jan-Sebastian La Pierre are behind a movement called “A for Adventure”.
Call talkback with your MOST EMBARRASSING OUTDOOR ADVENTURE EXPERIENCE at 902-420-4499 or toll free at 1-800-582-5526.
Or you can email Information Morning at infomorning.halifax@cbc.ca

You can also enter HERE

Chris and Jan will be back in two weeks with the winner’s name.

Listen here: http://www.cbc.ca/informationmorningns/informationmorningns/2014/10/22/adventure-guys-have-embarrassing-tales-to-tell/


 

 

October 8, 2014:
Adventure guys explore Thanksgiving and Halloween

Chris Surette and Jan-Sebastian La Pierre are behind a movement called “A for Adventure”.
If you have an idea for Chris and Jan, you can reach them through their website: aforadventure.ca

Listen here:http://www.cbc.ca/informationmorningns/informationmorningns/2014/10/08/adventure-guys-explore-thanksgiving-and-halloween/


 

September 24, 2014:

Surf’s up for Adventure Guys

The air is getting cooler but the ocean is still relatively warm.Our adventure guys say this is the perfect opportunity to ride the waves

Listen here: http://www.cbc.ca/informationmorningns/informationmorningns/2014/09/24/surfs-up-for-adventure-guys/


 

September 10, 2014:
Our Adventure Team tackles “U” for U-pick!
Eat, bike and be merry! Adventurers Chris Surette and Jan Sebastian La Pierre map out bike routes through farm and wine land in Gaspereau Valley.

Listen here: http://www.cbc.ca/informationmorningns/2014/09/10/our-adventure-team-tackles-u-for-u-pick/


 

August 27, 2014:
Adventure Guys hit the trail

Chris Surette and Jan-Sabastian La Pierre tell us where to go and what to pack.

Listen here: http://www.cbc.ca/informationmorningns/2014/08/27/adventure-guys-hit-the-trail/


 

August 20, 2014:
Our Adventure Team takes on a challenge for a cause
This week’s A for Adventure team tells us about adventures that make you feel good… by doing good. Chris Surrette and Jan-Sebastian La Pierre explain how they helped with the Big Swim.

Listen here: http://www.cbc.ca/informationmorningns/2014/08/20/our-adventure-team-takes-on-a-challenge-for-a-cause/


 

August 13, 2014:
Our Adventure Team takes on the Fundy tide
This week’s A for Adventure is all about Tidal bore rafting. Chris Surette and Jan-Sabastian La Pierre tell us about the all the thrills … and chills!

Listen here: http://www.cbc.ca/informationmorningns/2014/08/13/our-adventure-team-takes-on-the-fundy-tide/


 

August 6, 2014:
Our A for Adventure guys take a hop skip and a jump to Brier Island, where you don’t have to choose between whale watching and biking… you can do both, and a whole lot more!

Listen Here:http://www.cbc.ca/informationmorningns/contributors/2014/08/06/b-is-for-bier-island/


 

July 30, 2014:
Our A for Adventure team sets their eyes on C for camping. In our continuing summer adventure series…Jan-Sebastian La Pierre and Chris Surette stake out their favourite campsite turf — at opposite ends of Nova Scotia.

Listen Here: http://www.cbc.ca/informationmorningns/2014/07/30/our-a-for-adventure-team-sets-their-eyes-on-c-for-camping/


 

July 23, 2014:
Chris Surette and Jan-Sebastian La Pierre join us with tips about how to get the most out our beautiful environment

Listen here: http://www.cbc.ca/informationmorningns/2014/07/23/adventure-guys-talk-safety/


 

July 16, 2014:
Chris Surette and Jan-Sebastian La Pierre have been out exploring rails to trails. This week their “A for Adventure” is all about “B for Biking”

Listen here: http://www.cbc.ca/informationmorningns/2014/07/16/our-adventure-guys-hit-the-trails/


 

July 9, 2014:
This week, Sabastian La Pierre and Chris Surrette bring us a foolproof plan for summer fun in Guysborough County — even when Stanfest is cancelled.

Listen here: http://www.cbc.ca/informationmorningns/2014/07/09/our-adventure-guys-go-to-guysborough/


 

July 2, 2014:
Adventure Guys explore an Eastern Shore gem. We launch a summer series of Nova Scotia adventures with Chris Surette and Jan-Sebastian La Pierre of A for Adventure explore a pristine island

Listen here: http://www.cbc.ca/informationmorningns/2014/07/02/adventure-guys-explore-an-eastern-shore-gem/


 

May 23, 2014:
A for Adventure: Chris Surette and Jan Sebastian LaPierre have challenged themselves to do one outdoor activity every day for 100 days.

Listen here: http://www.cbc.ca/informationmorningns/2014/05/23/a-is-for-adventure-1/