Pacific Parklands Foundation Blog International volunteer visits regional parks for the first time

International volunteer visits regional parks for the first time

Meet Tim Osswald, an international intern from Stuttgart, Germany, and Pacific Parklands Foundation’s newest volunteer! Tim holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Chamber of Industry and Commerce at Ludwigsburg, Germany, and has worked for various automobile organizations throughout Germany. Since arriving in April, Tim has been assisting with office administration duties, and public outreach.

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Here’s what he had to say about his recent trip to Capilano River Regional Park:

“Today I decided to make a trip to Capilano River. When I arrived near the river, I was surprised by the beautiful view. Some of my friends told me that I should do some hikes while I was here. Although I have never liked hiking in Germany, I grew an interest for it here in Canada. After a few hours of walking near the entrance of Capilano River, I continued towards Cleveland Dam, a beautiful place which I did not see or read in my tourist guide. When I walked near the Dam, everybody around me was smiling… I assumed probably because the view was so breathtaking. In my opinion, the Dam is an incredible site and a must see in Vancouver. Words truly cannot describe this place- it’s totally worth it! Soon after, I walked towards the Capilano River Hatchery- I really wanted to experience some of the local fishing farms here and learn more about local fish. Unfortunately, when I arrived, the hatchery was closed and I was not able to see anything. Despite this, the road and the views to the Hatchery were also really nice and worth it. After my time at Capilano River, I joined a group of some locals and hiked back down to Downtown Vancouver. I am looking forward to experiencing more nature in Vancouver!”

– The Stuttgarter

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