Treks and Travels
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 CALL 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 us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- December – no show
- Wednesday January 15 at 7:30 p.m.
A Pakistani woman would not have the ability to take her severely ill infant to the hospital without her husband’s consent. If the husband were in jail or fighting in Afghanistan, the woman would not be able to act independently to save her infant’s life. This cultural dilemma is common in highly collectivist cultures. An understanding of collectivist versus individualist cultures can offer guidance for medical care both internationally and at home here in Canada. Join Dr. Lanice Jones as she shares experiences as a medical volunteer in multiple countries, with a special focus on intercultural communication.
- Wednesday February 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Travels through Ladakh and Darjeeling
In the fall of 2013, Clarence Kort, Gabrielle Savard and 2 friends traveled through the vast, arid landscapes of Ladakh in NW India bordering on Pakistan and Tibet. The trip included trekking through steep and colourful mountains, climbing a near 6000 m peak, exploring local villages, and learning about the Ladakhi culture. While still in India, they flew to the Darjeeling area of NE India to meet the young girl they had sponsored through Nursing School and live in her “home”, an orphanage called Morningstar. It was an intense, beautiful experience of sharing, learning and trying to make a small difference in the lives of a few children. Join medical professionals Clarence and Gabrielle for an inspiring look at their Asian adventure.