PIPE RUN Kim Slater plans to talk to people about the Northern Gateway project as she runs 1,170 kilometres from Jasper to Kitimat.
Kim Slater was standing on her hands when the idea just came to her — there should be an awareness-run along the length of the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines.
She popped up from her handstand with sudden clarity and singular purpose.
"Often when I teach (yoga) I talk about the innate wisdom of your heart, and when you do an inversion it's like that wisdom percolates to your mind," said Slater. "All of a sudden you get a little glimpse of your heart energy."
Her heart was telling her mind that something needed to be done to raise awareness, and kick-start the much-needed grassroots conversation about Canada's energy future before the tar sands and pipeline infrastructure is developed.
What is Canada's vision for a renewable clean energy future?
On July 8, Slater, 32, is setting out on a 1,170 kilometre journey — the length of the proposed pipelines — to ask British Columbians that very question, amongst others.