Hollyhock Presenters

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Our presenters are curated for their quality, depth, integrity, and alignment with our educational purpose. Since 1982, a distinguished faculty of authors, educators, activists, artists, performers, and practitioners have shared their work at our Cortes Island campus and in Vancouver.

People smiling at Activate 2023 Hollyhock Leadership Institute

Kai Harvey

Kai Harvey has a deep love and appreciation for the sea and the natural world. Growing up on Cortes, she spent most of her time in the forest and on the water. While in university, Kai became a certified guide through SKGABC and worked for the tourism local company as a kayak guide and deckhand over the summers. At the end of 2018, after purchasing the kayaks from her predecessor, Kai started her business, Cortes Kayaks. For the last five years, Kai and her fellow guides have been offering day, multi day, and lodge based kayak adventures that seek to connect individuals with ecosystems around them. Kai incorporates her degree in political ecology into her work, facilitating spaces for people of all ages to connect with themselves while in nature. Kai also works as a facilitator for Cortes Island Academy, the local high school program.

Events with Kai Harvey

cortes-kayaks-3 Ebb & Flow: Kayak & Yoga Immersion (July)
July 7 - 12, 2024

Immerse yourself in the rhythms of the natural world and the ebb and flow of the Salish Sea.  Hollyhock, located on the southern coastline of Cortes Island (on the unceded land of the toq qaymɩxʷ (Klahoose), ɬəʔamɛn qaymɩxʷ (Tla’amin), and ʔop qaymɩxʷ (Homalco) Nations) is an ideal basecamp and launch…