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 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

  • Wednesday, November 18th

An Archaeological Journey Through Western Turkey –
Brenda Andrews, Dorothy George and Gail Kingwell

The Blue Mosque

The Blue Mosque

In September 2014 these CALL members were part of a University of Calgary Travel Study trip to western Turkey. Hittites, Trojans, Greeks and Romans; Ephesus and Constantinople; the Ottoman and Byzantine empires; Attaturk and Alexander the Great– peoples, places and civilizations that have left their mark on present day Turkey, which straddles Europe and Asia geographically and culturally. This presentation will show highlights from our explorations in and around Istanbul, Cappadocia, Antalya, Bodrum, Kuşadasi, Ephesus and our five days spent exploring the Turquoise Coast of Southwestern Turkey aboard a traditional Turkish gulet, where our accompanying archaeologist, Professor Emeritus Dr. John Humphrey, read to us chapters from the Odyssey as we drank Turkish wine and ate tasty Turkish specialities. We may also show some photos from the Greek Islands that are currently in the news and of a visit to Jordan.

  • December – NO PRESENTATION
  • Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Everest Base Camp Trek – Kenn Charlton

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My working life has largely been in the tourism industry in the Mountain Parks of Banff and Jasper with many years spent at the Columbia Icefield. Since I was a child I’ve always wanted to see the Himalayas of Nepal, to stand at the base of the Khumbu Icefall looking up at Mount Everest.

The Everest Base Camp trek begins with a flight by small plane into the ‘most dangerous airport in the world’ at Lukla. We’ll see the hike through the lower valleys leading to Namche Bazaar and continue past various Buddhist monasteries, stupas and villages.

My photos will show the tallest mountains in the world as we move closer to Everest, breaking treeline at about 15000 feet on the way to 18600 feet on Kala Patthar and 17500 feet above sea level at Base Camp. Also I’ll provide various commentary’s on the Sherpa peoples culture and daily way of life, and the natural beauty of the area. I’ll be presenting information on the exotic locations of Kathmandu and Pokhara as well.

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