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Events in March 2023
7 March, 2023 - Talk - Life 73 degrees North on Baffin Island
Tim Trehearn and his wife Mary Frances left Cairns in 1989 to teach on Baffin Island in Canada. They spent two years in Arctic Bay which lies at 73 degrees north and it is dark there for three months of the year. The community of 500 Inuit people still hunt caribou, seal and narwhale for food and skins. Global warming has caused many changes to their traditional way of life with polar bears being particularly affected.
Raye and Colm travelled to Canada in 2022. In their first presentation they will discuss the Buchart and Mosaic Cultures in Quebec. They stumbled across the mosaic culture while in Quebec and it was spectacular, a real highlight of the trip. Buchart gardens is a must too in Victoria- our weeds are their perennials.
Raye and Colm Gillen continue their talks on their recent travels with a description of their adventures traversing North America and Canada. They don’t always go where most tourists do! They saw the good, bad and the ugly - even got offered drugs on the street and found it interesting that the Wild West is in Canada.