LECTURE SERIES | TREKS AND TRAVELS

Treks and Travels
Monthly, 7:30-9:00 p.m., at Rosedale Community Hall, 901-11 Avenue NW (free street parking is available in the evenings). Free for members, $5 charge at the door for non-members. Guests are welcome. No registration required.

Come for an evening of discovery and discussion in an informal and intimate setting! CALL members are an adventurous group and are interested in hearing about active and interesting global pursuits. Each month we will have an interactive presentation from a different presenter.

We are looking for more CALL adventurers–CALL members and others– to come forward to stimulate and inspire us with accounts of their treks and travels. If you are interested and would like to know more, please contact Janet Samber or Richard King via e-mail at travel@calgarylifelonglearners.ca.

 

Fall 2014 / Winter 2015
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  • Wednesday, November 19

China, Pakistan, and India – Richard King

This presentation will involve pictures and stories of the highlights of Richard’ s 11 week journey by bicycle, bus, and train with his travel buddy, Ken Myher, in 2012. They started in Kashgar, China, followed the Karakoram Highway as far as Islamabad, on to Lahore and the Indian border, crossing at Waggah, then travelled north to south through India by way of Amritsar, Delhi, Agra,Jaipur, Mumbai, Goa and Mysore to the waterways of Southern Kerala. This was his longest cycle journey in both distance and time, and it was a grand adventure.

  • No show in December – Happy Holidays!
  • Wednesday January 21

Polar 2

Polar bears of Canada and Norway — Jon Huyer

Photographer Jon Huyer has traveled extensively in the Arctic regions of Canada and Norway, and has captured images of polar bears in a wide variety of habitats. On this photographic journey, we will travel north of 80 degrees latitude to see bears hunting for seals on the pack ice of Svalbard. We’ll then head to the frozen shore of Hudson Bay in Nunavut to come face to face with polar bears on their annual migration to the ice. And finally we will experience the very rare and fantastic sight of a newborn polar bear cub emerging from the den with its mother, in Wapusk National Park in Northern Manitoba. Come and experience the incredible beauty and majesty of the world’s largest land carnivore, along with the spectacular scenery of the far north.