Boomers' Adventures - Speaker Series at Mountain Equipment Co-op, Wellington St. London Come and meet a couple of "seniors" who have redefined the meaning of retirement. These two global citizens are spending their golden years traveling the world, volunteering internationally and putting their compassion into action. In a four-part series, join them for an evening of beautiful slides and stories from their journeys. Located at MEC London and the cost if free. Please sign up at event.mec.ca
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 7:00 – 8:30 PM “AWAKENING IN THE NORTHWEST TERRITORIES” Learn how Alastair went to live and work in Canada’s far north where cultural differences and the challenging environment inspired an “acceptance of what is” attitude.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26 7:00 – 8:30 PM “GOT FOR IT – VOLUNTEERING ADVENTURES DOWN ROADS LESS TRAVELED”. Hear about Candas and Alastair’s volunteer placements in Bangladesh, Jamaica and Guyana that ignited fresh perspectives on life;
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23 7:00 – 8:30 PM “BUDGET BACKPACKING FOR BOOMERS” Share their wanderlust backpacking escapades through the outer reaches of Central America and Southeast Asia
THURSDAY, JANUARY 19 7:00 – 8:30 PM “TIDES OF CHANGE” Gain a greater knowledge, understanding and respect for Canada’s First Nations through their volunteer work with the "Namgis Nation of British Columbia.
Boomers' Adventures Entertainment Looking for entertainment with a difference for your special event ? Let Alastair and Candas regale your audience with their amusing and enlightening story telling accompanied by actual photos pertinent to the stories. Call or e-mail them to book Show #1. 1. A Roof over my head / More than a marten in the trap / Icy frolics on Great Slave Lake / Hilarious Auction at the Hudsons Bay warehouse. Stories adapted from the memoir: Awakening in the Northwest Territories Show #2. Amena and Molla – Bangladesh / The Well is dry – Jamaica / Resilience – Jamaica / Precarious Hike to Kaiteur Falls, Guyana Stories adapted from the memoir: Go For It – Volunteering Adventures on Roads Less Traveled. Show #3. Trekking through the rice fields of northern Laos / A surprise event on Cat Ba Island, Vietnam Stories adapted from the memoir: Budget Backpacking for Boomers Show #4. Potlatches and Big Feasts / 'Namgis First Nations on Cormorant Island, B.C. / Residential School – Alert Bay, B.C. Stories adapted from the memoir: Tides Of Change. The memoirs will be available for purchase and signing after the shows.