Nova Scotia Coordinator

Nova Scotia now has a new Coordinator!

Medric Cousineau (known as ‘Cous’) originally came to Project Healing Waters Canada as a participant.

‘Cous’ graduated from the Royal Military College (RMC). However his career as a naval aviator was cut short by injuries sustained doing Search & Rescue. He was awarded the Star of Courage during this time.

PTSD Survivor
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Medric and his dog Thai

As a result of his rescue work, Cous understands what it is like to be a survivor of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

His award winning work with Service Dogs and Paws Fur Thought is documented in his book, ‘Further Than Yesterday: That’s All That Counts’. Cous made his experiences public in order to shine the light on the issues veterans face and to help others.

Cous credits Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Canada and his fishing buddies for helping him find his “happy place”. He likes nothing more than being on the rivers and streams, and at the tying vise.

Consequently, from key fob brookies to trophy fish, Cous is happiest on the water. He is now getting to share his passion and obsession with others.

Nova Scotia
‘Cous’

He loves teaching children Tenkara fishing. Tenkara is the Japanese method of fly-fishing, which uses only a rod, line and fly.

As Nova Scotia Provincial Coordinator, Cous most of all hopes to help others “Heal on the Fly”.