Holiday Pot Luck Dinner
|Date:||Dec. 21, 2015|
|Time:||6:00pm (Note time change)|
|Location:||Our regular meeting location|
Be sure to bring your appetite as well as one of your favourite dishes to share at our Holiday Pot Luck dinner on December 21st. Beef on Weck will be available for purchase to complement the delicious choices of both savoury and sweet offerings.
Following the food and fellowship, we will welcome our guest speaker, David Beamer, who will take us on a trip to the Artic. He will introduce us to the Inuit, wildlife, the Canadian Heritage Rivers and Territorial Parks in our newest province of Nunavut.
David moved to Nunavut in June of 2013 to coordinate the Canadian Heritage Rivers Program. He has also taken on several different roles with Nunavut Parks and is now the Regional Parks Coordinator for the Kivalliq region. These duties have taken him throughout the Arctic, including Nunavut, Northwest Territories and the Yukon.
Previous to taking his position in Nunavut, David held many environmental positions. He has also been very involved in the non-profit volunteer sector as founding member of the Niagara Land Trust, a board member of the Welland River Keepers, and as Associate of the Brock University Environmental Sustainability Research Centre, to name just a few.
No matter the weather on December 21st, our trip to the Arctic will be warm and wonderful. Plan to join us for this fascinating talk. Don't forget, dinner begins at 6 pm and be sure to bring your own place setting. For more information, call 905-871-5856.
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