Join Highline and the Alpine Club of Canada for our 2013 Summer Social Speaker Series.
Your presence at the event automatically enters you to win yourself this summer’s grand prize of a The North Face Rock 22, 2-person tent. Designed to keep two adults sheltered from wind and rain, this steadfast, reliable tent is a perennial favorite for nearly year-round excursions. The more you come out, the more times you can enter!
(see our Events Calendar for more details)
June 18th: “The ACC: Huts, History and The HQ” – get in on the Alpine Club of Canada’s dirty little secrets with our host, Mark Zanetti.
July 2: “Bear Naked:” Because Bears Just Want to be Loved, Too – Legendary ACMG Guide Barry Blanchard reminisces about being treed by a grizzly bear, the Bow Valley Wildsmart team smartens you up, and then we’ll have an open floor where you can get up and share your own hilarious tales of accidental bear spray incidents. Bring your stories!
July 16: “Mountain Femmes”: An Estrogen-Fueled Storytelling Night – This night features Mountain WIT’s live recreation of the story of Elizabeth Parker’s life, author Lynn Martel shares stories of her top 5 major influencers in the local mountain culture, and adventurer and author Margo Talbot will tell a few stories of her own. Men are welcome, we don’t bite!
July 30: “Conrad Kain Tribute Night” plus “Gear Junkies:Past and Present” – some details to be confirmed, but we CAN tell you that local ACMG Guide Mike Trehearne will be laying out a presentation of mountain climbing gear, comparing gear and techniques from the past and present. A hands-on night of exploration.
August 13: “Wilderness Survival” – stay tuned for details on this one, it’ll be a gooder.
August 27: “Photography Night” – An interactive conversation and storytelling night featuring Paul Zizka Photography and an art exhibition by the talented staff artists of the Alpine Club of Canada.
September 10: “Get in The Hole!” – The good guys from Canmore Caverns will take us into the deep innards of Rats Nest Cave, easily Canmore’s best kept secret.
September 24, GRAND FINALE: “Zen and the Art of Movement: Karate and Climbing Meet Face to Face” – Daymon Miller puts on a kick-ass demonstration that’ll blow your yellow-belt off and we dig into stories of the interesting similarities between the practices of karate and climbing. Plus, we’ll be pulling your name for the Grand Prize, so you’ll want to be there.