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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Wednesday, October 21st
Canoeing Across Canada – Pam and Jeff MacDonald
On August 30, 2013 Pamela and Geoff MacDonald, paddling their canoe down he St. Lawrence River, arrived in the city of Quebec. This concluded a 9500 km. cross Canada journey started in Victoria BC in 2007. They began the trip accompanied by their 109 pound Alaskan Malamute Taq, and concluded it 6 years later with Taq, plus two infant children ,Jude age 3 and Rane, 9 months, also in tow.
Originally from Orillia Ontario (Geoff) and Whitehorse (Pamela), the couple now make Calgary their home. Treks and Travels is extremely fortunate to have this celebrated couple join us to share pictures and stories of their great adventure.
- Wednesday, November 18th
An Archaeological Journey Through Western Turkey –
Brenda Andrews, Dorothy George and Gail Kingwell
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