When: March 3, 2015 from 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Spirit of the Coast. Guest Speaker Chris Cooper: Travelling our beautiful BC coast by Great Canoe is known as the grandfathers’ journey by coastal First Nations peoples. International paddler Chris Cooper has made this journey many times. In this presentation, Chris shows images of the coastal beauty and brings his expertise on First Nations communities from Fort Langley to Alaska, highlighting some of the great historical journeys with First Nations peoples in Great Canoes. This includes Vision Quest 1997/98, Tribal Journeys 1999 to 2014, and others over the past 40 years of traveling by kayak and canoe.
Chris’s experiences reach far and wide traveling by paddle from Washington State to Alaska, kayaking Canada’s High Arctic, the British Isles from the Isles of Scilly to Shetland and many other unique areas around the world.
Chris has been featured in many magazines including Canadian Geographic, BC Business, Explore Magazine, Adventurous Magazine, ZDF German Television, the BBC and STV, CBC and Global television. Including several film documentaries produced over the past 20 years.
Alice Purdey: Member of SKABC for four years. Alice has paddled many places on the coast, including personal and club kayak trips and in great canoes with Chris Cooper and his wife Barbara. One journey took place from Prince Rupert to Bella Bella in 2012 and another was on the first leg of a journey from Kwantlen (Fort Langley) to Prince Rupert last summer. Alice’s presentation this evening touches on many aspects of life on the coast in a brief attempt to depict all that contributes to the Spirit of the Coast – its vibrancy and variety, its changes and threats.
Doors open at 7pm, meeting at 7:30. Public welcome.
1100 Chestnut Street