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 email@example.com.
- Wednesday, May 18th,
Iran – Walt & Irene DeBoni
After trips to various Asian countries and seeing art and architecture created or influenced by Persian artisans, Walt and Irene DeBoni finally visited the source of these wonders – Iran in April 2015. Their interest in Iran came about a result of Walt being involved in negotiating and executing an offshore oil development project in the Persian Gulf. In addition, a trip to the eastern reaches of the Silk Road four years ago ignited a desire to see more of this important pathway for spreading culture throughout Asia and the Middle East.
Part of their trip involved a train voyage on the Golden Eagle Train, a variation on the Orient Express. They had the opportunity to see the diverse scenery and culture of a part of the world that has been off the tourist map for decades. They were treated to an Iran beyond the media headlines, experiencing the hospitality and culture of the Iranian people. The presentation will feature photographs of the diverse, stunning scenery, amazing architecture and the people and their ancient culture.
- Wednesday, June 15th,
The Baltic States – Richard King
In 2014 Richard cycled around much of the Baltic Sea with friend Louis Blinn. Richard particularly enjoyed cycling in the Baltic countries of Estonia and Latvia. In 2015 he returned to this area for a repeat cycle trip, this time with his wife Mavis. They combined a return to Estonia and Latvia with two weeks of travel across Lithuania.
This is a lovely part of the world, particularly suited to bicycle travel. The terrain is flat, mostly forest and farmland, with excellent highways and very little traffic. The three capital cities are all World Heritage Sights. Richard’s presentation will consist of pictures and stories about his two journeys across these interesting, attractive lands.