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TREKS AND TRAVELS NORTH SPEAKER SERIES

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Photo courtesy of CALL Digital Photography


Monthly: 7:30-9:00 PM, at Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church,
Where: 4612 Varsity Dr 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 Dorothy Whitson, Richard King or Ruth Mauel via e-mail at travel

Wednesday January 16th

Iran

Presenter: Zorica Knezevik


In 2015 three of us decided to spend 4 weeks in Iran.  Despite an onerous process of getting Iranian visa it turned out to be an amazing adventure and one of the best trips I ever had.  We arranged for a private tour with a guide (since 2014 Canadian citizens must have a guide!) and embarked on  trip of a lifetime.  

What made it exceptional was hospitality and warm welcome from ordinary people we met along our way.

Photos courtesy of Zorica Knezevik


Wednesday, February 20

Sri Lanka

Presenter: Gerry Burger-Martindale


“Elephants, Buddhas and so much more to discover in Sri Lanka. Share Gerry’s photos of her and her daughter’s 3 weeks in Sri Lanka in May 2017.”

Gerry has travelled to many different countries and enjoys sharing her photos and experiences with friends and at presentations.

Photos courtesy of Gerry Burger-Martindale

Wednesday, March 20

France Beyond Paris

Presenter: Rosemary Kennedy

Most Calgarians have visited France, in particular Paris and often the war sites of the northwest coast. Our presentation will take you on a circuit of the country to some known and other less visited areas such as the Dune du Pilat on the Atlantic coast, trails in the Pyrenees, the hill towns of Provence, the “calanques” of Cassis, the medieval villages of Alsace-Lorraine and Chamonix in the French Alps. We have made a selection from our many photos and are enthusiastic about sharing our experiences with you.

Presenter: Rosemary Kennedy

Rosemary grew up in Newfoundland and after brief stints in Quebec and Vancouver has lived in Calgary since the early 80’s. She is a retired teacher-librarian who loves to explore new places. This past year she was able to visit China and Panama along with exploring closer to home in our wonderful parks. Over the past few years she has travelled to France four times for a total of about three months. Her husband Selim Sayegh is her travel companion, map creator and much appreciated computer assistant.
Photos courtesy of R. Kennedy

Wednesday, April 17

Hiking and Biking in Iceland

Presenter: Ken Myhre

Details TBA


Past Presentations


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