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 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 or Richard King via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
From the Baltic to Morocco
Richard King will showcase his return to the Baltic countries for a cycle trip with his wife Mavis. This conclusion to last year’s presentation will revisit Estonia and Latvia plus new explorations in Lithuania. The second half of the program takes you trekking in Morocco with nomadic people driving their herds of sheep and goats from summer pastures in the High Atlas Mountains to winter pastures in the valleys below.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Common People in Uncommon Times
Reg Brehaut recently spent nearly a year in China interviewing elders about their childhood during the tumultuous times of 1930 to 1990. On this trip, he travelled from the far north-east of China to the extreme south, visiting cities, towns and villages. With the help of many of his former students and many new friends, he was able to collect over 50 interviews of China’s elders recording, in their own words, what life was like for them when they were growing up.
After Reg retired from his Calgary management consulting business, he spent two years as a university-level English teacher in Yantai, Shandong province and while there came to realize how little his students knew of their grandparents’ lives. Reg’s goals were, first, to encourage young people to learn more about their own family history and, second, to produce a book of short readings appropriate for English language learning that did not depend on stories of western life and values.
Reg had previously taught at the University of Calgary, Mount Royal College and SAIT and has conducted training seminars across Canada and the US.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Nagaland? Where is Nagaland?
Nagaland is a very small and little known state in the north-eastern section of India right beside the Myanmar border. This mountainous region is totally unlike any other part of India, as it was settled in the 13th century by Sino-Tibetan-Burmese tribes .Throughout the centuries, these fiercely independent tribes of head hunters have warred with each other, the British, the Japanese, and, until lately, India.It is only recently that travellers have been allowed to visit Nagaland. This talk will highlight the Hornbill Festival, held each December to celebrate the dances and music and arts of the tribes as well as the tribal culture and life in remote villages by the Myanmar border .
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