Adventure Canada Events

NLCCanada’s Arctic 2017: Northern Dreams, Northern Realities
March 30-May 7, 2017, Cobourg & Port Hope, Ontario.

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Confederation, Northumberland Learning Connection presents a program on the Canadian Arctic from March 30 to May 5, 2017.Join us as we explore the history, art, landscape, and contemporary issues affecting the people of the North.Thursday evening talks: 7:30 – 9:30 pm, at the Columbus Community Centre, 232 Spencer Street E., Cobourg; Friday morning discussions: 9:00-11:00 am at the Port Hope Public Library, 31 Queen Street.We wrap up the series with distinguished Inuk environmental, cultural and human rights advocate, and Nobel Peace Prize nominee SHEILA WATT-CLOUTIER.
Featuring AC staff Robert McGhee, Heidi Metcalfe-Langille, Dawn Bazely.

Click for full schedule and program description.


Jason van Bruggen

Ice in the Palm House @ CONTACT Festival 2017

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Ice in the Palm House places images of contemporary life in the High Arctic amidst the tropical flora of Toronto’s historical Allan Gardens, creating a juxtaposition that emphasizes contrasts between warm and cold, lush and arid, and, ultimately, the south and the north. Traditionally the territory of clichéd notions of exploration, adventure, and tragedy, this exhibition seeks to reveal both the joy and the isolation found in remote Inuit communities. Jason van Bruggen’s images present an engaging and personal perspective that points to how, over the last two generations, community residents have given up traditional ways of life due to disruptive cultural and climactic changes.

Based on a series of intrepid journeys north of the Arctic Circle, van Bruggen’s images capture the vulnerability of the ecosystems and the people who live within them, illuminating a tension between the strength and fragility of a region where scarcity fosters incredible ingenuity, resilience, hospitality, and warmth.

Curated by Natalie MacNamara

Opening April 27, 7–10PM.

Allan Gardens

19 Horticultural Ave, Toronto


Scott Forsyth @ the International Photography Conference & Expo 2017

 

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Presentation: April 29, 2017 — 7PM

Presented by the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC)

April 29th to May 2nd 2017 

Ottawa Conference and Event Centre

Scott Forsyth is a professional photographer specializing in Canadian and Western Greenlandic landscape scenery. In his early years he spent three years living abroad in northern Japan and backpacking through China and South-East Asia. This experience inspired him to see his Canadian homeland in a new light. Devoted to exploring Canada, from the Atlantic to the Pacific and Arctic Ocean coastlines, Scott has embarked on a lifelong photographic journey to depict the vastness and beauty of the Canadian landscape.

An accredited member of the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC), Scott has twice received the regional Alberta award for Photographic Artist of the Year, in addition to two nominations for the national photographic artist of the year. Scott’s Canadian landscape imagery has won several PPOC Best-In-Class awards for scenic and fine art categories. His photographs have been published on the cover of Canadian Geographic, and in Canadian Geographic’s Atlas of Canada, in addition to several magazines, books, and calendars. On the merit of his mission to explore remote Canadian landscapes and to share the resultant stories and images from these expeditions through publications and presentations, Scott was elected into the College of Fellows of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society in 2015, and became a Fellow of the Explorer’s Club (and international exploration society headquartered in New York City) in 2016. He will be a featured presenter at their annual gala on Ellis Island in March 2017.

As a Resource Photographer for Adventure Canada, Scott provides photography presentations and workshops aboard the ship the Ocean Endeavour, on expedition tourism travel to the Canadian East Coast and Arctic. In 2017, Scott will be Canadian Geographic’s photographic guide abroad the Maple Leaf, with Maple Leaf Adventures on a west coast expedition to Haida Gwaii.


Rockin’ the Hall, Vol. 2

 

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A musical compilation featuring the best of R&B, soul, and classic rock hits. Featuring Juno Award-winner Tyler Yarema with special guests Gracie, Chris Scerri, Virgil Scott, Victoria Yeh, & Emma Wright.

Presented by the Meaford Hall & Culture Foundation, sponsored by Adventure Canada.

May 6, 8-10:30PM

Meaford Hall

12 Nelson St. E, Meaford

Tickets and more information available here.


Tanya Tagaq

 

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Polaris Prize, JUNO award-winner and 2017 Order of Canada recipient Tanya Tagaq is an innovative, impressive vocalist. Tagaq can capture the most ethereal moments of desire, or find the deepest, huskiest, beating pulse, with her voice and breath. She can create a soundscape from inhalation and exhalation, summon a powerful emotion from the smallest movement of lips, throat, lungs.
Her intense, evocative vocalizations, based on Inuit throat singing traditions, help reclaim the controversial 1922 film Nanook of the North. Tagaq, along with percussionist Jean Martin and violinist Jesse Zubot perform a live accompaniment to the films silent images of life in an early twentieth-century Inuit community in Northern Quebec.

Tanya Tagaq’s unique vocal expression may be rooted in Inuit throat singing but her music has as much to do with electronica, industrial and metal influences as it does with traditional culture. Don’t miss this stellar evening featuring one of Canada’s best.

Presented by Meaford Hall, sponsored by Adventure Canada.

 

May 7, 8-10:30PM

Meaford Hall

12 Nelson St. E, Meaford

Tickets and more information available here.


Nikon Lecture Series: The Making of a Masterpiece

With Kristian Bogner

 

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Nikon Ambassador, Manfrotto and Broncolor Pro Kristian Bogner will take you through some of his best photographic work from sports, landscapes and travels around the world to high-end commercial photography and discuss the key elements that give them impact, excellence and story-telling power. This deeper look into the making of these images will demonstrate pro techniques, camera settings and insights to help inspire your photographic journey.

Nikon Canada certified technicians will be on hand to provide a complimentary sensor cleaning on your Nikon D-SLR or HD-SLR camera(s)—up to a maximum of two. Please ensure to drop these off at the beginning of the lecture.

May 10, 2017

6:30–8:30 PM

St. Paul’s Bloor Street

227 Bloor St E

Toronto

 

Tickets and more information available here.


2017 Poster - Orillia

Thursday, May 25 ~ Orillia, Ontario
7:30 PM showtime

The Northwest Passage in Story and Song
featuring David Newland & Uncharted Waters
St. Paul’s Centre

62 Peter Street North
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Friday, May 26 ~ Tobermory, Ontario

The Northwest Passage in Story and Song
featuring David Newland & Uncharted Waters
Dinner Cruise aboard Chi-Cheemaun Ferry
Please call 800-265-3163 to book tickets by phone.


Sauble Beach 2017 PosterSaturday, May 27 ~ Sauble Beach, Ontario
7:30 PM showtime

The Northwest Passage in Story and Song
featuring David Newland & Uncharted Waters
Zion-Amabel United Church

899 Main Street, Sauble Beach
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2017 Poster - Bayfield

Sunday, May 28 ~ Bayfield, Ontario
7:30 PM showtime

The Northwest Passage in Story and Song
featuring David Newland & Uncharted Waters
Bayfield Town Hall
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Nikon Lecture Series: Nature is Calling—Adventure and Wildlife Photography

With Michelle Valberg and Neil Ever Osborne

 

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Explore techniques on how to capture creative and compelling photographs while in the field. Michelle Valberg will showcase her adventure and wildlife photography from around the world and reveal the illuminating behind the scenes action. This is a first! Tonight, Nikon Canada will feature two speakers – fellow Nikon Ambassadors, Michelle Valberg on Adventure & Wildlife Photography as well as Neil Ever Osborne on Conservation Photography.

Conservation photography is really about the actions a photographer takes after the images have been made. The real responsibility starts after the shutter has been tripped. It is about getting your images in front of the influential people that really need to see them. What are you doing with your images? Neil Ever Osborne discusses…

Nikon Canada certified technicians will be on hand to provide a complimentary sensor cleaning on your Nikon D-SLR or HD-SLR camera(s) – up to a maximum of two. Please ensure to drop these off at the beginning of the lecture.

May 31, 2017

6:30–8:30 PM

St. Paul’s Bloor Street

227 Bloor St E

Toronto

Tickets and more information available here.


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Join Adventure Canada and partners the Walrus Foundation at their nationwide series of the celebrated Walrus Talks series, presented in honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary. Adventure Canada will be present at the following outstanding events—come say hi!

Apr 24 • FREDERICTON, NB »
Fredericton Playhouse

May 15 • SURREY, BC »
Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall

May 27 • BANFF, AB »
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity Eric Harvie Theatre

Visit the Walrus for more information about the tour.