Thursday, October 19, 2023

Oakville Conference Centre

2515 Wyecroft Road, Oakville (QEW & Bronte Rd.)

Registration/Cash Bar 6 pm; Dinner & Speaker 7 – 9:30 pm Members $60 Non-Members $70

Adam Shoalts

Writer and Explorer

Declared one of the “greatest living explorers” by Canadian Geographic, and named “Canada’s Indiana Jones” by the Toronto Star, Adam Shoalts is a professional adventurer and the author of four national bestselling books.

His career has included mapping rivers, leading expeditions for the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and Mountain Equipment Co-op, archaeological digs, tracking endangered species, and completing a nearly 4,000 km solo journey across Canada’s Arctic. On his expeditions he sometimes goes months without seeing another person. In 2022, he canoed and hiked from southern Canada to the Arctic.

Shoalts grew up with a forest on his doorstep, where his father, a woodworker, taught him about trees. Together, they built birch bark canoes and anything else that could be crafted from the forest.

Shoalts has written about edible mushrooms, deforestation, and watershed pollution in northern Canada. His writing career began with his “Reflections of a Naturalist” column on wild animals and conservation, which later led to his #1 national best-sellers Alone Against the North and Beyond the Trees, the award-winning story of his adventures.

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Cost – Members ($60); Non-Members ($70)

Ticket sales deadline midnight Monday October 16, 2023. 

Cancellation deadline Monday, October 16.  Please review event policies.

Memberships (12 months rolling) $40 Single; $70 Family