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 19th,
Cycling in Vietnam – Ken Myhre
Travelling in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam are visual, historical and culinary treats. There are endless attractions; the people are lovely; the food is fantastic; the prices are suitable for any budget. To best sample this smorgasbord there is no doubt that you should just get on a bike and meander down the road; your experiences will be unforgettable. Well to be truthful Ken doesn’t always meander aimlessly while on his bike, but in two trips, 2008 and 2016, five months in Indochina yielded many experiences.
On October 19th Ken Myhre will share some of his Indochina experiences, focussing primarily on the 2016 trip to Vietnam. Ken has presented to CALL in the past. He retired from SAIT in 1998 and took his consulting shingle down in 2004. Now he spends a significant portion of his time traveling the world primarily to bike or hike and take pictures. Frequently Ken crosses paths with Rich King who joined him for six weeks on the first of these trip in Indochina.
- Wednesday, November 16th,
Insights from visiting Food Security Projects in Nicaragua
There are 870 million hungry people in the world today. Surprisingly, it is often the people who produce food who are most food insecure. Up to 80 per cent of the world’s poorest people depend on farming. Yet rural farmers often struggle to feed their families.
People experience food insecurity when poverty, war, poor health and climate change keep them hungry. The Canadian Foodgrains Bank carries out food and nutrition related projects in developing countries by working with partner organizations that are directly involved with local communities.
On a recent trip to Nicaragua organized by the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, Geoff Zakaib witnessed firsthand the struggles and successes of small-scale farmers in this fascinating country.
He will share his experiences from visiting three remote villages and his learnings about the food security projects that are enabling individuals to have enough safe and nutritious food to live healthy lives.
Save the Date! (2016 – 17 Schedule)
- December – no presentation
- January 18
- February 15
- March 15
- April 19
- May 17
- June 21