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A grassroots collective, combining surf, snowboarding, art, storytelling & activism

About US

 

Beyond Boarding is an collective of friends inspired by the outdoor culture and dedicated to creating positive environmental and social change. Since their inception in 2011, they have advocated for environmental and social stewardship in four countries and on two continents. Their initiatives range from films, journalism, youth programs, workshops to direct actions. They work with a highly skilled team of snowboarders, skiers, surfers, photographers, videographers, writers, artists, and organizers, as well as reputable and ethical NGOs, charities, and community groups to plan and accomplish their projects.

Beyond Boarding has used film, outdoor programming, workshops and direct action to create positive impacts. FILM - Beyond Boarding’s volunteer film crew have produced over 100 short films and two award winning feature documentaries. The themes of our film production range from Fish Farms, Oil Extraction, Indigenous Resistance to Climate Change Displacement but are all grounded on lifting the voices of impacted communities. OUTDOOR PROGRAMMING - Beyond Boarding helped facilitate high school visits on Lelu island and a snowshoe program in the Sacred Headwaters. Each of these projects were extremely successful and the Sacred Headwaters Elders and Youth Outdoor programming will build on the skills built from previous programs. WORKSHOPS – Beyond Boarding has been invited into over 100 high schools, universities & community centres to speak about our projects and to offer workshops. These workshops usually focus around story telling, decolonization & combining your passions with activism. DIRECT ACTION – Beyond Boarding members have actively been a part of organizing direct action across BC. From antimining blockades in Tl’abona to Fish Farm conflict on the coast. We believe that Direct Action can empower local communities to effectively create change.

Beyond Boarding was founded in 2012 by Tamo Campos, David MacKinnon & Lewis Muirhead. The initial goal was to build social and environmental awareness and action within the outdoor community. Our initial goals shifted as we began to work more closely with frontline communities. These deep relationships with indigenous and climate impacted communities now drive our work. Because we don’t have a formal structure we can follow our human hearts. When we feel projects are immediately in need of support we rally quickly without the bureaucracy of structured organization. Most recently our biggest success has come from supporting the Musgamagw Dzawadaneuwx fish farm fight & the Tahltan’s fight against mining. This support role has helped move these communities towards justice on their lands

 

 

Testimonials

“A big thank you to Tamo for the work him and Fanny did here in Kingcome on the mural. A mural to honour our work against Fish Farms. A mural that will sit for our future generations to know about our fight against the Fish Farms”.
— Charlene Dawson - Dzawda'enuxw First Nations Health Centre