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*** Please note this is a new Treks and Travels speaker series with a new date ("2nd Tuesday of the month") and a new location (Haysboro Community Hall - 1204 - 89th Ave. S.W.) ***

TREKS AND TRAVELS SOUTH SPEAKER SERIES


Photo courtesy of CALL Digital Photography


Monthly: 7:30-9:00 PM
Where:  Haysboro Community Hall,1204  89 Avenue SW (a few blocks west of Elbow Drive on 89th Avenue SW).
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 Dorothy Whitson, Richard King or Ruth Mauel via e-mail at travel 

Tuesday, February 12

Touring South Africa on Motorcycles

with Rita McGillivray and Rolf Stuber

Photo courtesy of Rita McGillivray and Rolf Stuber

Since meeting each other in 2005 and subsequently retiring, Rita McGillivray and Rolf Stuber have been happily pursuing their joint passion for adventure travel around the world. Rolf’s serious dedication to long distance motorbike touring and Rita’s inexplicable willingness to sit on the back and hold on, along with a love of trekking has led the two of them to all seven continents.

For the treks and travels talk in February, We are happy to share their photos and memories of a multi-week exploration of the countries of Southern Africa.   We started at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe where we joined a small , guided motorcycle tour out of Germany .    For 17 days we would be riding some of the most challenging roads that Rolf has had to tackle out of the roughly 300,000 km’s he’s ridden since being a senior.

Join us as we share photos and commentary on our 4,000 km tour from Zimbabwe, through the Chobe National Park in Botswana and then into the world-famous Okavango Delta where an early morning flight rewarded us with amazing vistas followed by a safari in the Moreni game with nonstop wildlife viewing. A long and exhausting ride across the Kalahari desert brought us into Namibia where we would cross the Tropic of Capricorn, play in the famous red dunes of Sossusvlei  and head to the heart of the Namib desert.  

We finally entered South Africa in the Western Cape province during wildflower season, and once we exchanged the motorbike for a car, we settled in for a couple weeks of home exchanges near Cape town and explored the beautiful South African coastline, the vineyards, the dazzling mother city -Capetown ,the sobering Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated, drove round the Cape of Good hope, and visited the most  geographically southern point on the continent of Africa, Cape Agulhas.  

Tuesday, March 12

Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda

People, Culture and Wildlife

Join us as Ulrike takes us on a journey through her recent travels to Malawi, Rwanda and Uganda. In Malawi we see the work that the International Development Charity CARE Canada  does through a local project entitled Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies. In Rwanda Ulrike shares pictures of a dream come true - a Gorilla Trek where she came face to face with the endangered Mountain Gorilla. Other highlights include unique wildlife of the region and a glance at the cultures of these countries that highlight why this region is known as the “warm heart of Africa”.

Presenter: Ulrike Thomas

Photo courtesy of U. Thomas

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