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Blaire Lancaster, Vice President, Business Development & Corporate Affairs, Ferus Natural Gas Fuels
My name is Blaire Lancaster and I’m Vice President of Business Development and External Affairs at Ferus Natural Gas Fuels, Inc, an energy infrastructure company leading the adoption of LNG fuel in western and northern Canada. I joined the Ferus Group in 2011 and my areas of responsibility have grown to include business development, sales, marketing, corporate communications, government advocacy, and indigenous and community engagement.
I am a born and raised Albertan and passionate about my community, province and country. I am currently involved in initiatives advocating nationally for Canadian energy and I am a member of the She Leads Economic Council of Alberta which is a group of corporate female leaders who meet with key influencers in Alberta and Canada to provide advice that promotes confidence in Alberta’s economy.
My husband Ryan and I have three young children (Tyler, Eric and Maryn), and when we aren’t all playing at the hockey rink, we are on the ski hill, the soccer field, the golf course, in the country, at the gym, or out at the lake.
1. Why are you taking part in this year’s Rescue in the Rockies?
I like to put myself in at least one uncomfortable position every day. I think being dropped off on top of a mountain, and trying to raise $100,000 in order to get off that mountain qualifies as uncomfortable; probably my uncomfortable quota for the year!
I also have a personal connection to STARS. My dad had a serious accident several years ago where STARS was called (they couldn’t fly because of weather, and thankfully my dad is still alive and well to tell the story), but now when I see the STARS helicopters in the air, I think about the severity of the situations they are going to and the lives they are going to save – including in the remote and harsh locations of the energy/natural resources sector in which I work – and I am reminded of the vital importance of this medical service to our people and communities. This is a very meaningful opportunity to support such a life-saving organization.
I love that STARS is doing an all-women Rescue this year, and I look forward to getting to know, helping out and having fun with my fellow mountaineers.
How are you going to prepare for the challenge?
This question makes me nervous. What exactly have I signed up for?
I am going to talk to former “Rescue in the Rockies” participants to get survival and fundraising tips from them, and as I do with everything, I am going in with a positive, “we are going to crush this” attitude!
What will be your indispensable piece of survival gear or good luck charm that you will bring with you on the mountain?
If Shannon (Bowen-Smed) is taking the wine, I’m taking the tequila. That, along with trail mix, warm clothes and a good luck card from my kids (for inspiration and a laugh), I just might forget I am even on top of a mountain!
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