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, January 18th, 2017
Visiting the Galapagos and the Rainforests of Ecuador Bob Dewar
Bob Dewar taught Psychology at the University of Calgary for 25 years before retiring in 1991 and setting up his own consulting company. Since then he has travelled extensively and has visited all seven continents. His travels have included Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia, Kenya, Antarctica, Ecuador, New Zealand, Australia and several European countries. In addition, he and his wife have taken cruises to Alaska, the Caribbean, and the Panama Canal.
Galapagos Islands are a group of small islands off the coast of Ecuador. They are a national park, strictly controlled by the Ecuadorian government. There are a great variety of animals and birds there. The animals – iguanas, seals, tortoises, etc. – have no fear of human visitors, who could step on them if care was not taken. Since the islands are on the equator, it is very hot, so one must avoid sunburn. When swimming and snorkeling one can encounter small sharks, large stingrays, seals and a variety of fish.
The Ecuadorian Rainforest presents a number of interesting experiences. These include walks through the forest to observe birds, butterflies, ants and other insects as well as monkeys and tree frogs. Walking through the rain forest (the guides like to call it jungle) is an exhilarating, and sometimes exhausting) experience.
Save the Date! (2016 – 17 Schedule)
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- May 17
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