Western Canada Chapter Updates

Western Canada Chapter Plans April Fool’s Day Gathering in Victoria, B.C.

On Saturday, April 1, we plan to host our first ever Victoria area social. A luncheon is planned at the Empress Hotel, and based on feedback, we will gather later at the historic Q bar. Here are the details:

Saturday, April 1 – 12:30pm – luncheon
Saturday, April 1 – 5:30 p.m. – social at the Q bar (optional based on member interest)

Location: “Q at the Empress,” Fairmont Empress – Luncheon, 12:30 – 4 p.m.

Cost: Open menu. Plan for about $20 – $50. We continue to be successful at keeping prices low, but this price seems normal for this location.

Theme: April Fools’ Day – Think of two funny travel experiences to share.

RSVP: Friday, March 24

Presentation: Patty, if you wish, you could finish the second half of your Africa overland presentation. I, too, will have something ready to present. If anyone else wishes to be a guest speaker, please let me know.

Note: Hosting socials in Calgary has been relatively easy to orchestrate, but planning Vancouver area socials remains a struggle for me. Going forward, is there a Vancouver area member who would be interested in volunteering to help plan future area socials?

I look forward to hearing from all of you! Hope you were able to escape the cold Canadian winter.

Happy travels,

Timothy Skeet, Western Canada Area Coordinator

Pictures From the May 2016 Western Canada Meeting in Calgary

Members of the Western Canada Chapter gathered on May 15 for a luncheon in Calgary and were treated to a presentation by guest speaker Jim Thorsell of UNESCO. The TCC members were in awe of Jim’s presentation as he used a laminated map of the 800 protected areas he has directly been attached to, to… Continue Reading