Zahra is a Somali Canadian that resides on treaty 7 territory. She is an outdoor enthusiast, world traveler, runner, avid day hiker, and cross-country skier. She combines her passions whenever possible by running “destination races” or including outdoor adventures in every trip. She started embracing hiking, camping, and snowboarding once she moved to Calgary. Being so close to the mountains allowed her to rediscover her childhood love of the outdoors.
While volunteering as a mentor in her local Somali community she saw firsthand the importance of having a safe space to learn/try new activities and she is looking forward to creating that same space in the outdoors for other BIPOC in Alberta.Zahra