National Geographic Expeditions Council

The National Geographic Expeditions Council funds projects across several fields of study including adventure. Their support not only makes these expeditions possible but allows the project to be shared among the millions of people that read National Geographic magazine or watch their television programs.

Canada Council for the Arts

The Canada Council for the Arts is Canada’s national, arm’s-length arts funding agency. Their main areas of activity are grants, endowments and prizes, and research. Olive Odyssey received a grant through a program which provides funding to individual professional artists and arts organizations through a peer assessment process.

British Columbia Arts Council

The British Columbia Arts Council is an independent agency that supports arts and cultural activity in communities across British Columbia. From professional dance companies, to art galleries, local museums and music festivals – the Council works to enrich the lives of British Columbians in virtually every community in the province.

Access Copyright Foundation

The Access Copyright Foundation promotes and supports Canadian culture by providing grants intended to encourage the development and dissemination of publishable Canadian works. The Foundation endeavours to make a modest but important contribution to the Canadian cultural community, while also broadening public awareness of the creative vitality of Canadian writers, visual artists and publishers.

Iridium Iridium

The world’s only truly global mobile satellite communications company. The Iridium constellation of low-earth orbiting (LEO) cross-linked satellites provides critical voice and data services for areas not served by terrestrial communication networks.

Sundog Sundog Eyewear

Sundog uses patented Mela-Lens™ technology which blocks not only UV radiation, but also HEV (High Energy Visible Light) which contributes to eye damage, fatigue and headaches.  This means we can paddle all day into bright sunshine without any problems.  The Mela-Lens™ combined with polarizing also allows us to see submerged hazards that wouldn’t otherwise be visible.

Helly Hansen Helly Hansen

Helly Hansen has over a century’s experience producing top-of-the-line clothing for both land and ocean environments. Now an industry-leading maker of rugged sportswear, Helly Hansen earned its reputation by creating tough clothing for working people. Fishers, sailors and outdoorsmen worldwide will speak fondly of the durable, warm clothing Helly Hansen has provided over the decades.


Salus is an innovative designer of award-winning PFDs for paddlers, sailors, active families, and rescue professionals. Based in Canada, it also manufactures here. A strategy that means superior quality control and facilitates their commitment to environmental responsibility. Committed to the “reduce, reuse, recycle” model, Salus first employs energy and resource efficient methods of production, then invests in re-use projects for the by-products of production, and finally sends the balance of “scrap” materials into recycling programs rather than sending them to landfill.

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Healthy Heart Society

Healthy Heart Society of BC is a partnership between health care professionals and industry established to encourage and support the development of programs to reduce and prevent heart disease. As an independent non-profit organization, Healthy Heart works with partners, supporters, volunteers and health care professionals to reduce the impact of heart disease.

Wallace and Carey Wallace & Carey Inc.

Wallace & Carey is one of the Canada’s leading distribution and logistic companies. They have been satisfying customers across the country for more than 85 years with their innovative, efficient, and cost-effective service.

Active Communities Active Communities Vancouver

The fitness goal of the Vancouver Active Communities initiative is to increase the physical activity of Vancouverites 20 percent by the year 2010. The “Active Adventure” passport is an initiative that provides a six week series of fitness adventures (including free swimming, skating, wall climbing and park exploration) for Vancouver elementary school students.


Mountain Equipment Co-op is a leading Canadian retailer of equipment for outdoor sport and recreation. MEC was founded in 1971 by six Canadian climbers who wanted a place to buy gear not carried by conventional retailers: gear for mountaineering, rock climbing, ski touring, and hiking. It is now Canada’s largest co-operative with over 2.6 million members.

Croker Oars

Croker is a world-renowned oar-building company that many of the world’s elite rowers swear by. Croker oars are regularly used by Olympic winners and winners of the Trans-Atlantic Rowing race. They are, quite simply, the best oars in the world.

Atlantis Kayaks

Atlantis Kayaks, Inc. is an innovative Canadian corporation focused on the design and manufacture of the highest quality composite kayaks in the world. Located on beautiful Vancouver Island, British Columbia–a world class kayaking mecca affords them the opportunity to develop and test their boats in an environment that truly reflects what sea kayaking is all about. With in-house design and innovative approaches to manufacturing and quality control, these Canadian built kayaks are as much a pleasure to paddle as they are to look at.