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, September 21st,
Wildlife Volunteering in Eastern and Southern Africa – Roger Barry
Since 1981, Roger Barry has traveled to twenty-five African Countries. His experience gained in wildlife identification and management often meant interacting with local villagers. Ultimately, this led to an interest in volunteering in more recent years. Roger has volunteered with the Kenya Wildlife Service and Lion Encounter, in Zimbabwe and Zambia respectively, for the last five years. All of these experiences included community involvement, in addition to teaching in a school in Livingstone, Zambia.
The focus in all cases included various conservation interactions, such as bird and and animal counts and ID’s. One of Roger’s favorite activities has been with Lion Encounter, some experiences requiring a walk with lion cubs -from the age of 3 to 20 months- out in the wild. Roger’s presentation illustrates his passion and concern for Africa’s people and wildlife.
- 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.