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Exploring Qausuittuq Nat. Park: May 17, 2022

7:30 pm

Marlis Butcher is an environmental conservationist and a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and of The Explorers Club.  In July 2019 Marlis became the first visitor to bag (visit) all 47 Canadian national parks, 1/3 of which have no road access. To share the park experience and encourage appreciation of these natural wonders, she published her first book “Park Bagger – Adventures in the Canadian National Parks”, a collection of short stories of adventure and discovery.

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Close Encounters with the 3rd World. Wednesday, February 16,…

Philip Maher has worked as a photojournalist and communications/media specialist working alongside such organizations as World Vision and the World Food program.  His camera work and skill as a media relations specialist has been his passport to more than 85 countries including the documentation of crises and conflicts in Afghanistan, East Timor, Somalia, Sudan, and Rwanda. Philip lives in Guelph and writes a monthly column for “Guelph Today” under “Mercy Traveler”.

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Lee Nordbye Presentation – Wednesday, January 19 at 7:00 p.m.

Lee has a never-ending thirst for adventure, exploring and capturing the mountains’ bold stories. It was in 2015 when Lee got inspired to become a student of black and white landscape photography while attending a black and white portrait workshop. Lee’s passion as a photographer and business owner is the endless journey of learning and helping others learn photography. 

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Our Next Speaker: Peter Baumgarten

Peter is a professional photographer and educator living on Manitoulin Island in Northern Ontario. He regularly leads photography courses and workshops for novice and enthusiast photographers and travels across North America as an Olympus Visionary providing lectures and seminars on landscape, wildlife, and astrophotography. His work has been published in a number of magazines in both Canada and the U.S. and has been recognized for excellence on a number of photography websites. Peter is an avid outdoor enthusiast with a passion for wilderness camping, canoeing and kayaking.

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