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Hakai Olympics

An unparalleled sporting experience.

While some of world’s best athletes compete in Rio de Janeiro, another lesser-known sporting competition was taking place far to the north on the sands of Calvert Island, British Columbia—the first annual Hakai Olympics.

Hakai Olympics opening ceremonies. Photo by Grant Callegari

Over the long summer science fieldwork season, it’s critical to keep staff and scientists sharp, in shape, and on top of their game. Organized by Hakai Olympic Committee (HOC) President Emma Myers, the Hakai Olympics began with an opening ceremonies led by honorary torch bearer Nelson Roberts.

The festivities ended with medal ceremonies and, of course, the Canadian anthem.