Join us to take an adventure every other Wednesday beginning on February 12. Enjoy hearing and seeing the following explorers travel stories and photographs. Doors open at 10:00 a.m. for coffee, treats and visiting. Talks begin at 10:30 a.m.
February 12 – Christy Eaglesham – Hiking the Camino de Santiago: A journey to myself!
Christy Eaglesham is a professional singer/actress who has spent the past 20 years sharing her passion for performing with the youth of many communities in Ontario. As the founder and artistic director of Christy’s Stage Door, she also teaches private voice lessons, runs a summer program at the Roxy theatre in Owen Sound and Youth Theatre classes in Port Elgin. Upon the passing of her mother and father, she found herself on a spiritual journey that led her to studies culminating in ordination as a Spiritualist minister, a Reiki healing practitioner and a certified spiritual medium. Her strong desire to connect to spirit on a deeper level led her to the Camino de Santiago, and a 45 day, 900 kms ancient pilgrimage across northern Spain with her daughter, Priscilla. Her life has been forever changed by the beauty of this rugged country, the people who live and travel there and the indomitable spirit that held her hand and kept her going.
February 26 – Ian Evans – LUNATIC: Life begins at the end of your comfort zone
Ian is an adventurer, speaker and business consultant. Ian has been on numerous extreme adventures around the globe, including skiing from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole at age 58, climbing 5 of the “7 summits” and cycling across Australia twice. In 2019 Ian spent 6 weeks back in Antarctica on a Russian icebreaker as a lecturer, historian and outdoor guide. Ian will entertain us with slides and video from his adventures and will touch on lessons learned, failures overcome, facing seemingly impossible odds and of course having fun!
March 11 – John Swatridge – Vietnam, Cambodia, and Bangkok
John Swatridge retired from teaching High School Geography, Business and Co-op in 2015. He now organizes and escorts tours all over the world. John has travelled extensively, and says there is still much to explore! John’s favourite continent is Asia, more specifically Vietnam, and tells us that the best part of traveling is meeting new people, enjoying various cultures, and indulging in the food and music.
March 25 – Amy Muschik – Jordan
Amy Muschik is a freelance writer and photographer from London Canada, whose work has appeared in numerous publications including Boomers, Our Canada Magazine, MapQuest Travel, Great Escape Publishing and GQ Style. Her love of travel and photography has led her on adventures to the end of the earth ‘Rounding the Horn’ in South America, sleeping in a room made of ice in Quebec, zip lining across a gorge in Ecuador, and sipping tea in a Bedouin cave in Jordan’s lost city of Petra.
April 8 – Jennifer O’Reilly – A Pot-pourri – Places that took a photographer’s breath away
Jennifer O’Reilly has taught for over 25 years at Georgian and Mohawk colleges. She is passionate and inspires students of all ages and interests. As a former professional stand-up comic, Jen attended the Humber School of Comedy. She is the director of Laugh Lessons and the Arts Warehouse, where she offers leadership classes and team building workshops. Jen says she loves to inspire people in both areas of my expertise. For her and most people she loves how travel humbles her and makes her live in the moment. Jen has visited 66 Countries; Canada is her favourite!
To purchase your tickets call 519-797-2080 or drop by Visitor Services at the Museum.
Members: Series Tickets $30.00 (+fees & HST) Single Session $8.00 (+fees & HST)
Public: Series Tickets $45.00 (+fees & HST) Single Session $12.00 (+fees & HST)