© Marlis Butcher
Long-time Adventure Canada client, explorer, and Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, Marlis Butcher’s new book, Park Bagger: Adventures in the Canadian National Parks will be published in April 2021. Park Bagger is an inspiring collection of thrilling personal adventures and stunning photographs sharing the incredible diversity and profound beauty of Canada’s national parks.
Some of these adventures took place on Adventure Canada trips, as they provided Marlis with unique opportunities to access some of the country’s most remote parks. Park Bagger is now available for pre-order.
© Victoria Polsoni
Since we learned of her untimely passing, tributes for Anita Stewart (CM) have been pouring in from across the country.
We are blessed to have worked with Anita in the development and delivery of Adventure Canada’s Taste of Place program on our 2019 Newfoundland Circumnavigation.
Janet Buchanan, an Adventure Canada guest who lives in Toronto, wrote to us, “I'm so glad to have had the privilege to meet Anita and get to know her a bit, after many years of just knowing her name and what she was doing for our country.”
Anita, you are missed!
© Victoria Polsoni
Congratulations to Adventure Canada Taste of Place Ambassador, Alexandra Blagdon, for her recent recognition in the Globe and Mail's 2020 list of Canada's next star chefs. Alexandra's foraging hikes were a highlight of our 2019 Newfoundland Circumnavigation shore excursions, in perfect complement to the incredible food and beverages she helped prepare for our Taste of Place culinary menu. This is the second year running that our Taste of Place Ambassadors have been nominated for this honour. Last year, Alexandra’s aunt Lori McCarthy was also highlighted. You can read more about our Newfoundland Circumnavigation Taste of Place Program here.
© Michelle Valberg
For your listening pleasure, tune in to David Newland’s new podcast called "Goodness Knows". In this treat for your ears, David speaks from his heart and shares thoughts, memories, and music from his archives.
One of Adventure Canada’s beloved expedition Hosts, David writes about this project, “I’m making the most of it—grateful for friends, family, health, and all the little things that make life really worth living. This show is my way of reflecting that. There are adventures to be had everywhere.”
If you happen to live around the Collingwood, Ontario area, you may have noticed a colourful new community mural!
Rob Saley has brought his iconic Bucketfish character to life in a large new public display commissioned by the community, measuring twenty by six and a half feet! Rob used an Inuit printmaking technique that he learned from Andrew Qappik, an Adventure Canada alumni from Pangnirtung, Nunavut.
Rob joins Adventure Canada on our Iceland to Greenland: In the Wake of the Vikings expedition in 2021.
Keriann McGoogan’s Chasing Lemurs: My Journey into the Heart of Madagascar is an amazing story that highlights appreciation of place, adventure, and how experiencing a new land can change your life.
In addition to being an accomplished writer and member of the Explorer’s Club, Keriann is Ken McGoogan and Sheena Fraser McGoogan’s daughter, whom so many of you have travelled with since the duo began sailing with Adventure Canada in 2005.
Down the road, keep your eyes peeled for an Adventure Canada offering in Madagascar!
We would like to offer our most hearty congratulations to friend of Adventure Canada, Michael Crummey, whose latest book, The Innocents, has won the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award at the Atlantic Canada Book Awards. It has also been recognized as a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, Governor General’s Literary Award, and the Rogers Writer’s Trust Fiction Prize. Those intrigued by the beauty of Newfoundland and the tenacity of Newfoundlanders won’t want to miss this great read.