Adventure Talks: Celebrations Around the World

A five-part series featuring adventurers who bring you amazing photography and travel stories from near and far, to celebrate some of the world’s most wonderful places. Doors open at 10:00 a.m. for coffee and treats.  Purchase tickets by calling 519-797-2080 or drop into the Museum Visitor Services Reception.

February 13 – April 10, every other Wednesday

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Please note activities and guests are subject to change

February 13 – Kerry Jarvis, Celebrating the Monarch Migration

February 27 – Dr. Don Smith, Dia de los Muertos and Mayan Celebrations

March 13 – John Swatridge, Beautiful South Africa

March 27 – David Chapman, Celebrating Canadian Weather

David T. Chapman is self-taught in the art of photography as well as storm chasing and has been pursuing his photo of Inglis Falls in the Wintercareer professionally since the age of eighteen. He learned at a very young age from his father to appreciate his surrounding environment. He enjoys taking photographs and video of weather phenomena, especially lightning, as well as scenery and nature. David likes to seek out unusual examples of nature such as inferior mirages, albino birds, ice caves and various types of naturally created vortexes, ranging in size from dust devils to tornadoes. To date, he has found multi-petalled Ontario trilliums, the highest of which had 33 petals.  In the course of his work, David has studied meteorology, ornithology and the Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis, which can even be seen in the Niagara Region in the right conditions. David likes to keep an open-mind about his subjects. He also insists that all his photographs and video are true originals and not fabricated in any way. He produces and frames his own prints using acid-free and archival materials. He offers his work for sale printed on canvas, as well as other fiphoto of a tornado in Ontarione art papers.  David’s main areas of expertise are Weather/Aurora Borealis, Local Interests and Scenery of Ontario, Birds and Wildlife. David has presented at more than 100 different venues, ranging from school lectures to educational/entertaining corporate events. He has presented at the University of Waterloo, elementary and high schools, corporate, clubs, museums, with many repeat appearances.

April 10 –  Mark Zelinkski, Turtle Island

image of the book Heart of Turtle Island The Niagara EscarpmentMark Zelinski trained as an artist and a designer; he graduated as the top student of OCAD in 1979.  His diverse career as a professional photographer has taken him across 80 countries, with clients ranging from The National Film Board of Canada to Panasonic. He is also a publisher, writer, painter, filmmaker and winner of the Canadian Governor General’s Medal.  Zelinski is best known for his “Books That Heal” initiative – donating 7,000 copies of his photography books to 100 worldwide charities. His nine internationally acclaimed photography books include forewords by HRH Prince Philip, The Honourable Lincoln Alexander, HRH Prince Andrew, AFN Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day and The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau. 

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Series Tickets: Members $32 (+HST)     Public $47 (+HST)

Individual Ticket: Members $10 (+HST)     Public $14 (+HST)

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