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.
- Wednesday March 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Tracking the Big Five – an African Wildlife Adventure
Visiting five African countries over 28 days, Joyce Travis and Cec Avery saw and photographed more wildlife than most tourists ever see. In addition to seeing the Big Five (elephant, cape buffalo, rhinoceros, lion and leopard) they also saw the Little Five and the Ugly Five. Two “kills” were witnessed (it is the jungle after all), they captured a rare photograph of the secretive Small Spotted Genet and were entertained by competing animal groups at the water holes. Invited into Masai warrior homes, they got a good sense of village life and even learned a few new dances. Join us to share a raw and exciting look at African wildlife.
- Wednesday April 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Learning to Circumnavigate
Bill and Cathy Norrie have been sailing around the world since 2011. The first leg was from Victoria B.C. to New Zealand… six months of South Pacific sailing allowed them to gently learn the intricacies of offshore sailing. The second leg from New Zealand to South Africa was a different tale.
Join them to hear the rest of the story…
- Wednesday May 21 at 7:30 p.m.
A Brief History of the Burgess Shale
The animals of the Burgess Shale have taught us more about early life on Earth than any other fossil locality in the world. Studied for over 100 years, the remarkably preserved fossils have changed the way science views early life history and have shaped modern evolutionary theory. We will explore the dramatic history of this remarkable find, as scientists attempt to unlock the mysteries of these weird and wonderful creatures from 500 million years ago.
David Moore holds an MSc in geology and paleontology and has been a guide with the Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation for over twenty years. Join David with his engaging style and sense of humor and be introduced to the wonders of the most famous fossils in the world.