Take adventures this winter with the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre

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Do you miss travelling and learning about different parts of our world? Join the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre this winter with a virtual “Adventure Talks” series. Each winter the BCM&CC hosts a variety of travelers who share their stories and photographs from around the world.

Dan Wong canoeing through Canada’s North. SUBMITTED
Dan Wong canoeing through Canada’s North. SUBMITTED

On February 10, join northern canoe guide Dan Wong, when he shares stories from his first summer in the Arctic after taking over ‘Canoe Arctic Inc.’. Dan’s presentation will share tales from the tundra: arctic wolf den discoveries, stampeding herds of muskoxen, and a trip to Canada’s newest national park: Thaidene Nene. Participants will learn about Dan’s epic adventures, and misadventures, that weave between the traditional river routes, and the guests and guides who continue to explore them. Dan is the owner of ‘Jackpine Paddle’, based in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, and offers fully guided expeditions by canoe and kayak to the most remote and spectacular places in the Canadian North.

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Joanne Sutton relaxing during one of her adventures. SUBMITTED
Joanne Sutton relaxing during one of her adventures. SUBMITTED

Then on February 24 learn more about travelling solo with Joanne Sutton. Joanne is a retired Human Resources Professional, born and raised in Alberta, she moved to Ontario in her early twenties and enjoyed a couple of successful careers before retiring in 2018. Always a fan of travel, she has been to a wide variety of destinations over the years, including Canada and the US, several countries in Europe, Egypt, Fiji, Turkey, and Russia, with many more on the bucket list for the future. While she does not always travel alone, not having a travel companion doesn’t stop her!

Finally, on March 10 hear about Mert Taner’s 24-years of experiences as a native of Izmir, Turkey, and resident of both Istanbul and the Aegean port town of Kusadasi. Mert has been a leader of cultural tours through Turkey having had the privilege of guiding many celebrities including Tom Hanks, Alan Greenspan, and Paul Allen. Mert will share his architectural and archaeological knowledge of his country and leave the audience in love with Turkey and its people.

Traveling near and far, these explorers have been on trips of a lifetime and are excited to share their journey, stories and photographs with you. Please join in this three-part virtual series to adventure from the Arctic to Turkey, with stops along the way to explore the opportunities and challenges of traveling alone.

Tickets are $10 per talk and can be purchased online at brucemuseum.ca, ticket holders will receive an email with the link to the virtual talk on the day before each talk.

Even though the BCM&CC is closed to the public under the provincial lockdown, their Programs Coordinator Emily Laur, can be reached directly at 226-909-3106 or elaur@brucecounty.on.ca to answer any questions or to assist you in registering for Adventure Talks. Discover more and plan your journey through Bruce County history at brucemuseum.ca.

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