Adventure Canada Events

 

Adventure Canada at the LA Times Travel and Adventure Show

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Join us in Los Angeles for a weekend at the LA Times Travel and Adventure Show! We’ll be manning our booth and spreading the good word about all things AC! Not to mention, you can enter to win a dream expedition to Greenland and Labrador! Stop by and say hi!

February 18 – 19

Los Angeles Convention Centre

1201 S Figueroa St., LA

Tickets available here


Adventure Canada and Frontiers North Present:

“Adventuring in Canada’s North”

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Join Adventure Canada’s Martin Aldrich and Frontiers North’s Jessica Finn for an evening information session about exciting expedition products and services! The evening features refreshments and stories, and you will receive a voucher for discounted admission to the Toronto Outdoor Adventure Show. The first fourteen guests to arrive at the Travel Talk with receive a voucher for FREE admission!

Adventure Canada: The Art of Expedition travel – the Northwest Passage and beyond

Speaker: Martin Aldrich

Martin Aldrich is a member of the Adventure Canada expedition team, and works in the off-season on sales and product development. He is an experienced traveler, a seasoned outdoorsman, and a lover of adventure.

Find your True North: Exploring Churchill, Manitoba in all seasons

Speaker: Jessica Finn

Jessica Finn has experience guiding bear-based adventures in both Churchill and the Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia. Her background is in wildlife biology and photojournalism, and she worked previously as the Photo Editor at Canadian Geographic magazine.

February 23, 2017

Etobicoke Room

Holiday Inn Toronto Airport East

600 Dixon Road

Toronto

7PM – 8:45PM

RSVP to martin@adventurecanada.com by February 17, 2017


Fundraiser for the Kivalliq Inuit Art Camp

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Since 2005, artists Paul Mantrop, Rob Saley and, more recently, Andrew Qappik have been teaching art to Inuit youth in Rankin Inlet, located on Hudson Bay in the Kivalliq Region of Nunavut. For the first time, last year’s program took place in Whale Cove, a hamlet of 430 people. The Whale Cove Art Camp was a great success and plans to take the camp to other smaller communities in Kivalliq began.

In partnership with the Roberts Gallery and the Kivalliq Inuit Association the artists will exhibit art works that reflect their time in Nunavut. Proceeds from the exhibition will go to fund upcoming Art Camps.

February 15 – 28, 2017

Roberts Gallery

641 Yonge St., Toronto

 


 

The Once on Tour

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Feb 24, 2017

Ottawa, Ontario

8-10 PM @ National Arts Centre

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Feb 25, 2017

Toronto, Ontario

Koerner Hall (with Ashley MacIssac)

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A modern indie fold trio from Newfoundland, The Once has collected a trio of Canadian Folk Music Awards, numerous ECMA awards, and was named Artist of the Year by the Newfoundland & Labrador Arts Council. They have earned not one, but two JUNO nominations for best Roots/Traditional album, the most recent in acknowledgement of Departures (2014). While originally known for its haunting interpretations of traditional music, The Once has at long last uncovered a sound that truly represents their inner artistry. With their folk roots still firmly in hand, Phil, Geri, and Andrew have embraced a distinctly modern sound by the inclusion of drums and percussion, electric guitars, and sweeping keyboards. Lyrically, The Once’s newest collection of songs encompasses an arresting sense of loss, emphasized musically by Geraldine’s bewitching delivery of beautifully haunting melodies. The first single, “We Are Love,” offers a ray of hope amidst an otherwise provocative and emotive musical anthology. With the release of the EP, We Win Some We Lose, The Once enters a new era, with new sounds, new styles, and new ideas.

Join them on our Newfoundland Circumnavigation in 2017!


Steve Smith at the Explorers Club

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Join Stephen Smith for a public presentation at the Explorers Club in New York on February 27! His talk, entitled Into the Thick of It: Explorations into the Arctic Pack Ice, is a combination of stories from his expedition experiences and an outline of the current science on Arctic sea ice.Says Steve, “Sea ice is the stuff of legendary adventure, the cryospheric barrier that has long kept the Arctic isolated from the rest of the world.” 

Stephen Smith is a filmmaker and expedition leader with over 30 years of self-propelled travel over and through those frozen seas. Find out why the world needs sea ice, and what makes the story of the changing Arctic ice pack worthy of front-page reporting.

February 27, 2017

6:00PM Reception, 7:00PM Presentation

The Explorers Club

6 East 70th Street, New York

Click here for more information.


 

AC and the Bear Witness Celebration

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Join Expedition Leader David Reid for an inspiring evening presentation featuring throat singing by the inimitable Heidi Langille and Lynda Brown. Bid on incredible Arctic-themed auction items including a narwhal tusk and a limited-edition fine-art print by Michelle Valberg!

March 1, 2017

6:30PM – 9:30PM

Thyme & Again

1255 Wellington Street West, Ottawa

Click here for tickets, and click here for more information about the Bear Witness expedition. Join David Reid aboard our 2017 Into and Out of the Northwest Passage  expeditions!


AC at the March Hare: New York

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As devised by Al Pittman and Rex Brown, the original March Hare was modeled on the traditional Newfoundland soup supper and the community concert and designed to relieve the winter doldrums at the Blomidon Golf and Country Club in Corner Brook. Somehow, over the years, this vigorous but humble celebration has been transformed into an international literary festival that not only includes the work of local poets but also features some of the best writers from Canada and the world, and music from some of the finest professional musicians in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Join AC and the March Hare for these incredible upcoming events:

Wednesday, March 1

The Explorers Club

46 E 70th Street, New York

8PM

Mary-Lynn Bernard

Michael Crummey

Andy Jones

Pamela Morgan

Dave Paddon

David Elliott’s poems

emcee Mary-Lynn Bernard

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Thursday, March 2

The Gladstone Hotel

1214 Queen St. W, Toronto

8PM

Michael Crummey

Pamela Morgan

Dave Paddon

Robert Chafe

Joel Thomas Hynes

Andy Jones

emcee Mary-Lynn Bernard

Tickets available at each venue
Contact Rex Brown rex.brown@nl.rogers.com
Phone: 709-639-9814


 

Bedell event

Join photographer and adventurer Mike Beedell on

Saturday, March 25 – 7 PM
John Elliot Theatre
Halton Hills Cultural Centre
9 Church St., Georgetown ON

Admission: $15. Tickets available online at www.haltonhills.ca/theatre/


AC at the WWF Stair Climb

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The AC squad will be climbing the CN Tower on Sunday, April 9 in support of WWF-Canada‘s conservation efforts. Come visit with us and enter to win a trip, and click here to support your AC climbers!


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.